Jumping Savannah Cat

Posted on January 31, 2008  Comments (2)

The Savannah cat breed is from the mating of a male African serval cat to a female domestic cat. The serval grows to from 9 to 20 kg (20-44 lbs) and lives 12-20 years in the wild. It is closely related to the African Golden Cat and the Caracal. The cats in the webcast are Savannahs.

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2 Responses to “Jumping Savannah Cat”

  1. Gerald
    February 1st, 2008 @ 12:56 am

    Wow..those cats can jump! I didn’t know cats can jump to such heights. Or is it specific to this particular breed?

  2. Michael Broad
    February 1st, 2008 @ 6:49 am

    The Savannah is an amazing cat (particularly the first generation F1s) but she is not without some controversy. There are arguments that we shouldn’t breed from wild cats. Indeed in the UK this cat is considered a wild cat. Also there is the Ashera GD (bred by LifeStyle Pets Inc. which cat breeders describe as an unregistered F1 Savannah (same breeding but not a pedigree cat).

    The first breeder in the USA was Kathrin Stucki of A1 Savannahs and you can see her photographs on my site. There is a photo of an F1 with children which really gives a feel for the cat’s size.

    Michael

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