| 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.
Niger Animal Rescue
Niger is Iocated in Sub-Saharan Africa and spans across approximateIy 489,000 square miIes. Threatened species known from Niger include the Addax, Dama Gazelle, Slender-horned Gazelle, and Wild Dog. The population of Niger is about 12 million.