Egyptian Mau

The cat that was worshipped by pharaohs and kings

With his stunning good looks, it’s no wonder the Egyptian Mau was worshipped by pharaohs and kings. This small to medium-sized breed features a striking spotted coat pattern. He’s quite an athlete, too, possessing a Cheetah-like gait and better-than-average agility—the latter of which is due in large part to the fact that his hind legs are longer than his front legs. A unique flap of skin that extends from his flank to the back knee gives him even greater stride. These cats are chatterboxes, known for making a comical array of chortles and chirps.

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