While travelling in Myanmar one day the thought might strike you – I haven’t seen any Burmese cats! And you would be right.
The breed was unintentionally obliterated from the country through interbreeding etc. However, dedicated cat lovers have put a program put in place to reintroduce pure bred cats.
In 2008 the Inle Princess Resort, on Lake Inle, Myanmar sourced seven best strain pedigree cats from the UK and Australia. And so began a breeding program.
The program has been successful so far. Consequently a second facility at the Inthar Heritage House cafe (also on Lake Inle) has a number of the bred cats. The cafe provides an interesting history and good food in a calm setting. And there are some cats to interact with.
The aim of the program is to eventually have pure Burmese cats living happily back in Burma.
You can find more stories about this program