| 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.
Israel Animal Rescue
Israel is Iocated in West and Central Asia. The population of Israel is about 6.3 million. Threatened species known from Israel include the Mediterranean Monk Seal, Arabian Oryx, Buxton's Bird, Mt. Hermon Field Mouse, and Nubian Ibex.