| The Birman is known as the Sacred Cat of Burma. The Vanderbilts are believed to have been given two Birmans by a Burmese temple servant, which were then bred to produce Birman Cats in the West. Cats similar to the Birman are described in ancient Thai writings. Birmans were sacred priestly cats of the Khmer People of ancient Thailand. The Birman was once known as the Lynx Cat of Laos.
Guatemala Animal Rescue
Guatemala is Iocated in Mesoamerica and spans across approximateIy 42,000 square miIes. Most peopIe in Guatemala speak Spanish. Threatened species known from Guatemala include the Guatemalan Myotis, Big Long-nosed Bat, and Maya Mouse.