Cats of the Casco Antiguo

The number of stray cats in the Old Town – Casco Antiguo – is quite phenomenal. Panamanians don’t seem to have pet cats the way we do in the UK – they have to fend for themselves. As a result they are all very scrawny but they hang around in large gangs and are very friendly with each other, which is quite different from the territorial behaviour they display in Britain. Here is a picture of just a few of them on a back street.  These ones do not actually look that starved – the moment after I took this picture, a man leaned over the reddish stable-type door and started feeding them!

Here is another stray with a very picturesque backdrop!



2 thoughts on “Cats of the Casco Antiguo

  1. Hi Jane, I have just found your blog and have enjoyed reading it. My husband and I are looking at moving to Panama and I am looking forward to reading about your adventures and how you are adapting to your new enviornment. Thanks for writing! Gretchen

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