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Thailand's exotic cats becoming hard to find

The numbers of siamese, khaomanee and other breeds are falling

These siamese cats took part in a show held in Bangkok on May 28. (Photo by Nozomu Ogawa)

BANGKOK -- The siamese cat is one of many felines indigenous to Thailand. It is also one of the world's most recognizable breeds, with its blue eyes, creamy coat and black "mask," ears, legs and tail. 

But the number of these cats is shrinking; the populations of siamese and Thailand's other native cats have been going down year by year.

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