After Heidi, the cross-eyed possum gelding from the animals of Leipzig, is an animal ready to send another squint to conquer the world. We are talking about Frank, a fourteen or jaguarundi wezelkat the Tiergarten Delitzsch in eastern Germany.
"I think people only come to our zoo to see Frank," says director Katrin Ernst. "Visitors throng to his cage and constantly calling his name. I can hear it in my office."
The caretakers of Frank believe the animal, a kind of puma from North and South America, crossed born. This contrasts with 'world star' Heidi. Leipzig went off the possum squint through an unhealthy diet.
Whether the popularity of Frank such a pace as Heidi is very questionable. The possum was a phenomenon after her photo appeared in the German newspaper Bild. On Facebook, she had at one time 300,000 fans. Hollywood has also discovered Heidi. The possum was deployed on February 27 to predict the Oscar winners.
However, Frank is well under way. He was already addressed in Bild. "We'll wait," says director Ernst. "If someone makes a bid for example chocolate jaguarundi, or hugs on the market, we will certainly not say no." Frank is actually already a bit of a celebrity: he is the oldest male jaguarundi in Europe.