Airton Katsuyama is a biologist from Góias, Brazil. He's known in the area for rescuing all sorts of wild animals.
Here is Airton rescuing an injured macaw. He clearly has a passion for caring for animals.
Since he rescues so many animals, many live with him at his home. They become part of the family.
Airton has a four-year-old daughter, Ayumi. She's very comfortable around all sorts of animals.
Ayumi even enjoys playing with this snake. (Don't worry, it's not venomous.)
How is Ayumi so comfortable with these creatures? Because they were always part of her environment, even as a baby.
Ayumi is even friendly with this jaguar. And there's a good reason why she's not afraid.
This is Ayumi as an 8-month-old. As a child, she shared a cradle with Juma, a one-month-old jaguar.
In this video on YouTube, you can see Ayumi and Juma sucking on their bottles while sharing a bed. They could almost be siblings (except for the whole not-being-the-same-species thing).
A farmer first found Juma when it was one month old. Seeing that it was not well, the farmer took Juma to see Airton.
Airton said that Juma was so docile as a baby, he had no problem with it sharing a crib with Ayumi. The two became close.
Airton said that a couple years later, Juma was taken to the Onça-Pintada Institute, dedicated to conserving this type of feline. But Juma was unable to adapt to the wild, and was placed in a zoo a few months later.
Want to see more? Watch the full video of Ayumi and Juma here.