The Disney film The Lion King brought the name Nala into the mainstream. Since then, thousands of cats have undoubtedly been bestowed with the four letter name, but none has risen to such fame as the original. That is, until now.
This Nala, with her heather grey coat, soft blue eyes, and precious demeanor has become a true star. In fact, she has amassed an Instagram following of over 3 million people!
Ironically enough, Nala was an orphan living in an animal shelter until she was adopted by Varisiri Mathachittiphan. “Even though I never really intended to adopt a kitten that day, when I saw her, I just knew it was meant to be,” said Mathachittiphan.
Although Mathachittiphan never thought the Instagram account would explode as it has, she is using the exposure to spread awareness about pet overpopulation. She said, “The truth is that kittens and puppies alike are helpless and rely on their human companions to care for them. In shelters, 75% of them are killed due to overpopulation, so it is really important to spay or neuter your pets.” Point taken Varisiri, now can we please see more of the adorable Nala?