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Severely injured kitten displays miraculous healing powers, gets renamed Hugh Jackman

A kitten with severe burn injuries showed rapid healing powers, which prompted doctors to name him Hugh Jackman, who is famous for playing the quick-healing superhero Wolverine.

hollywood Updated: Apr 02, 2017 18:52 IST
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A burned kitted has been renamed Hugh Jackman due to his ability to recover fast like Wolverine, a superhero character played by Jackman in nine films.

The severely burned male feline, estimated to be less than six months old, was found about three weeks ago with burns over half his body and four teeth missing, the New York Daily Newsreported.

Since that time, the kitten has healed faster than expected, encouraging the staff at Animal Care Centers of NYC to name him Hugh Jackman, after the iconic Wolverine actor, who most recently starred in Logan.

“He’s incredibly resilient. You could call him a superhero cat,” Doctor Tara Bellis said.

Once Hugh has healed, he will be fostered by a veterinary staff member then go up for adoption. About $20,000 from donations have been used to save the kitten.

“This is a special case that we didn’t have the budget for. But when you meet this guy, you can’t help but fall in love,” Katy Hansen, a spokeswoman for Animal Care Centers of NYC said.

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First Published: Apr 02, 2017 18:51 IST