Scottish wildcat is ‘genomically extinct’ as there are no purebred Scottish wildcats in 2023

Scottish wildcat

A recent study has once again looked at the concerning situation regarding the extinction of the Scottish wildcat which is actually a European wildcat living in Scotland. About 15 years ago scientists knew that the Scottish wildcat was near extinction because of hybridisation with domestic and feral cats in Scotland. Acceleration of wildcats mating …

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Are Bengal cats dangerous?

Bengal cat

Bengal cats are not dangerous, no more so than any other domestic cat, but let me expand on that statement because it is quite important to do so. The first point to make is that I’m referring to F5 (fifth filial) Bengal cats. These are five generations from the wild by which I mean …

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Savannah cat (comprehensive article)

Dexter the 24-pound F6 Savannah cat

Note: this article is divided into sections as it is quite long. At the end of each section there is a link to the next. Thanks for you patience. With Kathrin and Martin Stucki’s assistance, I have made all the videos on this page including the one above, which is my favorite. It shows …

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Tame and Socialized Serval Cat

by Michael (London, UK) Here are two pictures taken by Kathrin Stucki of me and Helmi Flick with a Serval cat. The pictures were taken while the Flicks and I visited A1 Savannahs. This tame male Serval cat was superbly well socialized. As you probably know Martin and Kathrin Stucki breed Savannah cats at …

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Kathrin Stucki of A1 Savannahs

Kathrin Stucki – photo copyright Michael Having had the pleasure of being associated with Kathrin Stucki of A1 Savannahs for a while and having now met her during a recent visit to the USA (April 2009), at her cattery, I would like to write, briefly, about her. She knows that I am doing this …

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