“Cleo” a Bagral cat

This is a rare cat with an unusual appearance. Cleo looks very stocky and has a very definite wild appearance which is unsurprising because she is a wildcat hybrid. She is cross between a fishing cat which is quite a strong medium-sized wildcat and a melanistic spotted tabby cat which in this instance is also a Bengal cat. You can see the stocky fishing cat appearance in her, particularly her face. The picture is copyright Helmi Flick. The alternative name for this cat is: Machbagral.

Helmi Flick writes: “I was honored to photograph her. We had a ball! A very loving cat!”

Bagral cat
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Bagral cat

Cleo lives with Pat Harbert, a breeder living in America. When I met Pat quite a few years ago in Oklahoma at a cat show she was showing Abyssinian cats as I recall. You can read more about this rare domestic cat on this page.


Useful links
Anxiety - reduce it
FULL Maine Coon guide - lots of pages
Children and cats - important
Useful tag. Click to see the articles: Cat behavior

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Michael Broad

Hi, I'm a 74-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in many jobs including professional photography. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare. If you want to read more click here.

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