| American Shorthairs are descended from British Shorthairs. The ancestors of American Shorthairs were carried on ships sailing from England to America for the purpose of killing mice. American Shorthairs can be prone to congenital heart defects. Male American Shorthairs are usually 50-75% larger than females.
American Shorthair Rescue
Brazil Animal Rescue
Brazil is Iocated in South America. Threatened species known from Brazil include the Black-faced Lion Tamarin, Brazilian Arboreal Mouse, Capuchin, Golden-rumped Lion Tamarin, and Brazilian Spiny Shiny Rat. Most peopIe in Brazil speak Portuguese. The population of Brazil is about 188 million.