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The first known Savannah cat was born April 7, 1986 when a female domestic cat gave birth to a kitten sired by an African Serval, according to the International Cat Association (TICA). It is described as a tall, lean, graceful cat with striking dark spots and other bold markings. (Helmi Flick for A1Savannahs)
8 Strange Animal Hybrids | Reader's Digest African Serval + Domestic Cat (Female) = Savannah Cat The first Savannah cat, named Savannah, was a crossbreed of a male Serval and a Siamese domestic cat. Savannahs are one of the larger-sized breeds of domesticated cats, and their temperament is actually more like a dog’s—they are very loyal, affectionate creatures and will often follow their owners around. Savannahs can be trained to walk on a leash and they even like to play fetch.
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I want one of these: Savannah - A cross between an African Serval and a domestic house cat. This extremly large and unique cat is very dog like in their character, highly intelligent, love to play fetch, walk on a lead, and they usually love water. Besides looking like a wild cat and being about three times bigger than your average domesticated house cat they really loyal, trusting, and eat and act just like a normal domestic cat.
This guy is gorgeous! PORTLAND, OREGON -- January 28, 2012 -- The world's tallest cat "Trouble," a F2 Savannah (25% Serval) sits with his owner Debby Maraspini, drawing spectators' attention at the 2012 International Cat Show sponsored by TICA. His height from the foot to shoulder blade measures 19 inches. Motoya Nakamura/The Oregonian
Caracal, sometimes this animal is called a desert lynx or an African lynx. Experts disagree on whether or not a caracal is truly a lynx. The caracal is also commonly known as the Persian Lynx or African Lynx despite the fact that the caracal is not a lynx at all. The caracal is thought to be most closely related to the African golden cat and the serval. Caracal is a Turkish word meaning "black-eared". SWAHILI NAME FOR CARACAL: Simbamangu
A Savannah cat is a cross between a domestic cat and the Serval, a medium-sized, large-eared wild African cat. The unusual cross became popular among breeders at the end of the '90s, and in 2001 the International Cat Association accepted it as a new registered breed. In May 2012, TICA accepted it as a championship breed. Savannahs are much more social than typical domestic cats, and they are often compared to dogs in their loyalty. They can be trained to walk on a leash .