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May 13, 2012, 5:17 p.m.
Khao Manee cat

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Khao Manee cat

The Khao Manee cat is a rare breed that originated in Thailand and is known for its white coat and typically different-colored eyes. These creatures were the royal cats of Old Siam and weren't available outside of Thailand until 1999. They are one of the cats mentioned in the “Tamra Maew,” a book of Siamese cat poems dating from the 14th century. Now that's pedigree!