In pictures: Cats of Petra
The landscape around Petra might look dry and barren, but there’s a surprising amount of animal life if you look carefully – both the wild and not-so-wild. Among the rocks along the Siq we came across a ginger cat and her kittens. Then from there we kept spotting them – a long-haired tabby in one of the tombs in the Street of Facades, a ginger and white kitten in front of the Treasury, and a tabby on the steps up to the Monastery. They were all super affectionate, purring and climbing on my lap when I bent down to take a photo – all put to good use in the art of parting tourists from titbits from their packed lunches.