Turkish Van Cat loves to swim – Photo: GETTY IMAGES
Turkish Van Cat
The Turkish Van Cat is famous for its large body and energetic body. The most special feature of the Van cat is that it likes water, in contrast to most other cats, when it sees water, it runs … “lost the body”.
This cat’s coat is waterproof, a “miracle” shirt for them to play in the water and show off their swimming skills.
This cat is native to the Lake Van region (eastern Turkey), often considered the “national treasure” of this country. For a long time, the Turkish government did not allow the cat Van to be taken out of the country. To date, although some countries can breed Van cats, the number is still quite small.
Lykoi wolf cat
Lykoi cat with a wolf-like appearance – Photo: PINTEREST
The Lykoi cat, also known as the wolf cat, is a breed of short-haired domestic cat from Tennessee (USA). Cats are impressed by their wolf-like faces and some dog-like actions.
Another difference is that they have very little hair. Lykoi are susceptible to sunburn or skin scratches if they collide with sharp objects while climbing. They are also easy to catch cold when outdoors because there is no coat to keep their bodies.
Contrary to her aggressive appearance, Lykoi is very outgoing and sociable. Lykoi’s friendliness is even much higher than that of many other cats and dogs.
Scientists believe that Lykoi appeared thanks to a natural mutation among feral cats in America. In 2010, a number of breeders examined and tested the Lykoi crossbreeding, discovering that the gene for partial hairlessness was recessive. Scientists have crossed Lykoi cats with black domestic cats to reduce inbreeding.
Manul cat “ugly ears”
Manul Cat – Photo: BORED PANDA
The Manul cat is famous in Central Asia but is in the endangered group. In appearance, they have short legs, eyes with round pupils, flat faces.
The thick coat makes the cat look larger, but in general its size and weight are similar to that of a domestic cat. The short and fat body also hinders the cat’s ability to run and jump, making them often just like to hide around rocks.
But on the contrary, the thick coat helps the cat to withstand the cold alpine climate. At an altitude of about 4,500m above sea level, the temperature is often very cold. Up in these high mountains, cats have to adapt to a solitary wild life.
Especially the wide ears help cats create many funny expressions. Otocolobus – the scientific name of the cat Manul – means “ugly ears”. Many funny photos of this cat have caused fever on social networking sites.
Caracal cat “queen”
Caracal Cat – Photo: BRITANNICA
Caracal cats are often considered “beauties” in the cat village. The body is elongated, the legs are long, the face has many accent lines. The most special in this cat are two unique black hairs on both ears.
Cats are also known as desert lynx, originating from Africa to the Middle East and even to India. Cats are well adapted to the harsh environment of dry forests, dry mountains, and semi-deserts.
Caracal cats are among the fastest among small wild cats. The sharp claws help cats easily catch and hold prey. Cats are also used to living in trees, even knowing how to store leftovers on the tree for later meals.
Andes mountain cat “super rare”
Extremely rare Andes mountain cat – Photo: GETTY IMAGES
The Andes Mountain Cat is an extremely rare cat, with an estimated 1,500 left globally. Currently cats live mainly in arid to semi-arid regions of the Andes Mountains, South America. This place has only rocks, grass and other small shrubs.
The cat’s body has a beautiful gray color. The cat’s coat is 40 to 45mm thick, with spots, stripes or circles alternating between black and ash gray on the back. Cat eyes have bold edges, deep eye sockets.
Cat populations are being strongly threatened by climate change, habitat loss, degradation, poaching and disease. In particular, cats are often used by a few tribes in the Andes mountains for sacrifices or some spiritual rituals.
In terms of wings, the Andes mountain cat is quite intelligent, always sensitive to the movements around. Cats have a high ability to “fight”, act independently, hunt well and have strong vitality in harsh environments.