While there are many breeds of kitties that are classified as “rare” or “exotic”, few compare to the stunning looks of the Sokoke cat.
This elusive kitty may surprise you with its charming personality, beautiful coat, or quirky antics.
There is much to know and love about this very mysterious breed, so come along as we discover all there is to know about the Sokoke.
The Sokoke cat is much more down-to-earth. The first Sokoke cats were found in the greater Arabuko-Sokoke forest of Kenya in 1977.
The Sokoke cats got their name from the forest where they were discovered. Sokoke cats have also gone by “African Shorthair” and “Sokoke Forest Cat” over the years.
They are descendants of a breed of free-roaming feral cats of Kenya and are one of the world’s rarest cat breeds.
The Sokoke has quite a striking quality to its appearance. They are not your average kitties since they do have a bit of a “wilder” look to their coats and patterns.
Generally speaking, their coats are quite short, with minimal undercoats (thanks to their warm origins in Kenya). This makes them a breeze when grooming.
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