The Sokoke is a
cat. The original
name of the breed was Khadzonzos. The Khadzonzos cats were discovered in the
Sokoke-Arabuke forest, on the Kenyan coast, by Jeni Slater in 1978. Gloria
Moeldrop, a friend of Slater's, brought some of the cats home with her to
Denmark to breed. In 1990, she imported more cats from Kenya to strengthen the
breeding stock. The cats were first shown in Copenhagen in 1995. The breed
was officially recognized by the
FIFe in 1993,
with the name changed to Sokoke, after where they came from.
Sokokes have blotched
coats in shades of brown, with amber to light green eyes. Their coats are short
and coarse, with little to no undercoat. Their bodies are long and thin, with
long legs. The back legs should be longer than the front legs, similar to an
are very active and enjoy climbing and "talking" to their people.