Cats fight rats at Russian museum

About 60 felines follow their ancestors, working to keep the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg rodent-free.


    One of the largest art galleries in the world is relying on feline power to keep it rodent-free.

    For more than 200 years, cats have had a full-time job at the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

    Today, a new generation of about 60 felines live in the building, the proud descendents of a long line of Aristo-cats.

    Al Jazeera's Neave Barker went on a prowl with the rat catchers in Saint Petersburg.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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