The Bengal cat is a domesticated cat breed created from hybrids of domestic cats, the Asian leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis) and the Egyptian Mau, which gives them their golden shimmer – the breed name comes from the taxonomic name. Bengals have a wild appearance and may show spots, rosettes, arrowhead markings, or marbling.
Also known as
This breed is also called A Bengal Cat, Bengal, Bengal Cat, Bengal Cats, Cashmere Bengal, Cashmere Bengal Cat, Cheetoh as well as Cheetoh Cat.
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