| 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.
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Australia Animal Rescue
Australia is Iocated in Oceania. Threatened species known from Australia include the Pure Dingo, Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat, Blue Whale, Long-footed Potoroo, and Western-barred Bandicoot. Most peopIe in Australia speak English. The population of Australia is about 20 million. The capital of Australia is Canberra.