Interesting facts about the Bengal cat

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We found 14 interesting facts about the bengal cat

"Purky in Leopard Skin"

It is exceptionally beautiful, its appearance reminiscent of its distant wild relatives. He is smart, energetic and loves human company. Read what other features the Bengal cat has - the Rolls Royce of cats.


The Bengal cat comes from the USA.

The breed was created by crossing a wild Bengal cat with a domestic cat.

They belong to the group of oriental cats.

They are also called bengals and leopards.

Bengal cats received new breed status in 1986.

The first documented crossbreeding of a domestic cat with a wild Bengal cat dates back to 1934. More recent research and testing took place in the 70s and 80s. The problem, which has not been solved to this day, is that all first generation cats are infertile and only become fertile from the 4th generation.

In Europe, only in 2006, the British association The Governing Council of the Cat Fancy awarded Bengal cats champion status.

The first to receive it was a cat named Grand Premier Admilsh Zabari.

Thanks to the crossing of the wild Bengal cat and the Egyptian Mau cat, leopards have a shiny coat.


The structure of the Bengal cat resembles its wild ancestors.

It has an elongated body, medium build, strong, muscular, weighs from 3 to 8 kg. The Bengal's head is small in comparison to its body and resembles that of an Abyssinian or domestic cat rather than a wild cat.

The fur of Bengals is thick and silky to the touch, fits tightly to the body and shines.

This is the so-called shine effect, which occurs only in representatives of this breed.

A characteristic feature of the Bengal cat is its fur in the form of spots of various shapes.

The final pattern is only visible after the cat is six months old.

The transverse stripes on the leopard's cheeks and neck, as well as the characteristic "M" mark on its forehead, indicate the wild roots of these cats.


Bengal cats are a very disease-resistant breed, and no genetic diseases have been identified that characterize this breed.


The Bengal cat is very attached to its owner. Like all cats, he is very independent, but loves human company.

He also does well in the company of other animals. He is distinguished by his high intelligence; he easily learns to walk on a leash, be picked up, respond to his name and sleep in the designated place.

Leopards can make loud noises.


They are good swimmers and love the water, but also love to climb trees.


Bengal cats do not like to be alone.

Being without company for too long can lead to hereditary traits such as shyness and mistrust.
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