Egyptian Mau Facts
The name of the domestic breed
The area where the animal first came from
The average length (L) or height (H) of the animal
The average measurement of how heavy the animal is
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The average time the animal lives for
The domestic group such as cat or dog
The colour of the animal's coat or markings
|Blue, Lilac, Grey, White|
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The average number of babies born at once
The way the animal thinks, behaves or reacts
|Loving, playful and clever|
Egyptian Mau Location
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Egyptian MauThe Egyptian Mau is an ancient breed of Egyptian cat thought to be at least 3,000 years old! The Egyptian Mau is a medium-sized, short-haired cat and the Egyptian Mau is one of the only cats to be naturally spotted.
The Egyptian Mau is the fastest of all the domestic cats and has been known to reach speeds of 30 mph, making the Egyptian Mau a keen predator, probably due to the fact that the Egyptian Mau has longer back legs than most cats.
A pure-bred Egyptian Mau is fairly rare to find today as most has adopted attributes of other species. The Egyptian Mau is a descendant of the African wild cats and is well known for its intelligence.
The Egyptian Mau is a slender yet muscular breed of domestic cat making the Egyptian Mau both elegant and powerful at the same time. This, along with the well-known chattiness of the Egyptian Mau, makes them popular pets today.
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First Published: 19th November 2008, Last Updated: 9th January 2017 [View Sources]
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