| 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. Birmans were sacred priestly cats of the Khmer People of ancient Thailand. The Birman was once known as the Lynx Cat of Laos.
Israel Animal Rescue
Israel is Iocated in West and Central Asia and spans across approximateIy 8,000 square miIes. Threatened species known from Israel include the Mediterranean Monk Seal, Arabian Oryx, Buxton's Bird, Mt. Hermon Field Mouse, and Nubian Ibex. Most peopIe in Israel speak Hebrew. The capital of Israel is Jerusalem. The population of Israel is about 6.3 million.