Savannah cat

The Savannah cat is a newly discovered breed with the incomparable grace of the wild feline associated with the sociability and adaptability of the domestic cat.

The origins of the cat Savannah

The cat Savannah is the result of the crossing of a cat, usually a bengal, with a male serval (Felix serval, chelet of the family of the cheetah), feline habitually frequenting the savannah of the Park of Serengeti, in Africa. This natural habitat gave its name to the new breed. The serval is a nocturnal feline, twice as large as a domestic cat, which was domesticated since antiquity by the local populations of Egypt, thanks to its sociable and gentle character.

But it was in the early 1980s that Judee Frank, an American breeder, undertook to systematically and successfully cross this new breed. The selection allowed the breed to be accepted by TICA (The International Cat Association) in 2001, and third generation hybrids were recognized and admitted to exhibitions in 2002.

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