Welcome to Koshlandia – A Farm Overflowing With Siberian Cats
Russian farmer Alla Lebedeva, who lives in Prigorodny, Siberia with her husband Sergey, has turned her farm into a self-proclaimed ‘Catland.’
They have been raising cats for more than a decade, with their first pet, Babushka, becoming the ancestress for the rest of the ever-growing litter. She gave birth to five ginger kittens in 2004 and now the couple’s home is overrun with their furry friends. Even Alla herself jokes that they live in a Koshlandia (land of cats).
She says: “How many do we have now? To such a question I usually answer “a million, maybe more.” They live in the henhouse… They have three ‘little bedrooms’ there where can they sleep according to how they feel. Our cats protect the chickens and rabbits from rats and mice.”
“A couple of years ago I noticed that my pictures had gone viral,” said Alla. “At first I spotted my photos on some website about Norwegian cats – they used my pics twice, without any credit – and now they are going around the world as ‘Norwegian cats’.” Although the Siberian cat is closely related to the famous Norwegian Forest Cat, they are actually separate species.
Once you’ve taken a look at these fabulous pictures you will see why they have generated so much attention.
Watch the video here:
All images @Alla Lebedeva
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