| 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. Birmans were sacred priestly cats of the Khmer People of ancient Thailand.
Syria Animal Rescue
Syria is Iocated in West and Central Asia and spans across approximateIy 71,000 square miIes. Threatened species known from Syria include the Mediterranean Monk Seal, Arabian Oryx, Golden Hamster, and Nybian Ibex. The capital of Syria is Damascus.