| 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.
Niger Animal Rescue
Niger is Iocated in Sub-Saharan Africa. Most peopIe in Niger speak French, Hausa, or Djerma. The capital of Niger is Niamey. The population of Niger is about 12 million. Threatened species known from Niger include the Addax, Dama Gazelle, Slender-horned Gazelle, and Wild Dog.