| 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. The Birman was once known as the Lynx Cat of Laos.
Mali Animal Rescue
Mali is Iocated in Sub-Saharan Africa. Most peopIe in Mali speak Bambara or French. Threatened species known from Mali include the Addax, Chimpanzee, Dama Gazelle, Slender-horned Gazelle, Wild Dog. The population of Mali is about 11 million.