18 Jul 2012

Kitten survived voyage from Shanghai to California

10:56 pm on 18 July 2012

A kitten is recovering in California after a two week journey across the Pacific in a shipping container from China without food or water.

It has been named Ni Hao ('Hello' in Mandarin), after being found when the container was opened last week, following a 10,000km voyage from Shanghai.

At first the kitten was too weak to stand, but is now taking its first steps. Officials hope a cat-lover will adopt it.

Ni Hao is three months old and orange and white.

It was not immediately clear how he got into the container.