Lulu – an F2 (East) African Wildcat
by Diana Buja
(Bujumbura, Burundi – East/Central Africa)
Lulu and Burundi
Lulu is an F2 / 75% (East) African Wild Cat x barn tabby. He was born in Kenya, in the Ngong Hills, where I saw his grandfather on several occasions. Lulu came with me here to Burundi, on the north End of Lake Tanganyika - dying at the age of 13 of a kidney complication, 1 January 2009.
Like his African Wildcat ancestors, he was completely arboreal, and as I caught him in this picture, loved to walk around on top of the curtain rods. Anything even remotely 'climbable,' he would climb. And was far more intelligent than my fully domestic cats (2 Burmese).
Hi Diana: Thank you very much for sharing. I am thrilled to hear from you as you live in Burundi. It is nice for me to receive a post from a person living in Burundi.