The Bengal cat is a domesticated cat breed created from hybrids of domestic cats, especially the spotted Egyptian Mau, with the Asian leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis). The breed name comes from the leopard cat's taxonomic name. Bengals have a wild appearance; their golden shimmer comes from their leopard cat ancestry, and their coats may show spots, rosettes, arrowhead markings, or marbling. They are an energetic breed which needs much exercise and play.
Also known as
This breed is also called A Bengal Cat, Bengal, Bengal Cat, Cashmere Bengal, Cashmere Bengal Cat, Cashmere Cat, Cheetoh as well as Cheetoh Cat.
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