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New cat named ‘Nimbus’ settles in on Mount Washington

Published: 5/6/2021 6:17:20 PM
Modified: 5/6/2021 6:17:18 PM

NORTH CONWAY, N.H. — There’s a new feline prowling about the highest peak in the Northeast.

Nimbus, a gray shorthair who shares his name with large, gray clouds that bring precipitation, has been a resident at the Mount Washington Observatory since April 14. The observatory staff have had a cat at the 6,288-foot summit, called the “home of the world’s worst weather,” since 1932.

Nimbus succeeds Marty, a black Maine coon cat who became ill and died last fall.

Rebecca Scholand, the observatory summit operations manager, began the search for a new cat with the help of the Conway Area Humane Society. Nimbus was transferred to the humane society from an animal rescue group in Oklahoma.

“Our observers tell us Nimbus is a very sociable cat who uses a wide variety of meows, chatters and purrs to keep their attention and express happiness with his new home,” the observatory said in a news release Thursday.

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