Increase in the Surrendering of Wildcat Hybrids in the UK Is a Worrying Trend

Prices of exotic cats, typically wild cat hybrids such as the Bengal cat, have tumbled in the UK because there are more breeders and their cats can be bought online at the click of a mouse and no doubt many … please continue reading

New Jersey Lady Can Keep Her Bobcat

I am not sure how this situation started but what we do have is a lady, Ginny Fine, who is looking after, what appears to be, a purebred bobcat named “Rocky” (update: Rocky escaped – animal control stepped in). And, … please continue reading

Living with Wild Cat Hybrids

What is it like to live with a wild cat hybrid? How difficult is it? What are the consequences including the wider consequences? Do they behave as Carole Baskin says, namely in a way which makes it impossible to enjoy … please continue reading

Oncilla mates with Geoffroy’s cat and mated with the pampas cat

The oncilla in the south of Brazil currently mates with Geoffroy’s cat (L. geoffroyi) creating a hybrid, while the oncilla in the northeast of Brazil in ancient times mated with the pampas cat (L. colocolo)¹. Currently there is a relatively small overlap … please continue reading

Kathrin Stucki on hybrid cat DNA and cat species evolution

Introduction This is a little news story about hybrid cat DNA and cat species evolution. You won’t read it anywhere else. The story comes from Kathrin Stucki, who is a well know figure in the world of cats partly because, … please continue reading

Detroit Mystery Cat: Serval Hybrid

The Detroit mystery cat that is frightening the people living in one of its suburbs is either a serval (there are some serval characteristics) or a first generation serval hybrid: a Savannah cat. The mystery cat’s description neither fits the … please continue reading