Meet the designer cats with wild blood

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Bengals, Savannahs, and Toygers, explained. 

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By breeding house cats with wild animals, humans developed hybrid cats that look like little leopards. Bengal cats are a breed that was developed by breeding domestic cats with asian leopard cats. The first American bengal breeder is a woman named Jean Mill, but her work has continued through other breeders. We met one of those breeders, Anthony Hutcherson, when we went to film the cats at the Westminster Dog Show. Besides bengals, we also saw another hybrid breed: savannahs. Instead of asian leopard cats, savannahs were developed by breeding house cats with servals. Unlike the other two breeds, the last breed we met, toygers, are not hybrid cats. Breeder Judy Sugden created the breed by carefully breeding domestic cats with qualities that resemble wild tigers. To learn more about the cats and the breeders that made possible, watch the video above.

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Madison Kempher
not a fan of how he handles the Cats
Hannah Edwards
The way you talk about their "goal" almost sounds inspiring, but then I remember that these are animals, not objects or works of art. I can understand the interest in this hobby, but it's just not 'right' in my opinion. Not caring or kind.
Hater Creator
I'm going to make an f1 cheetah
ACATNAMED SCOOP
um... wut ?
Magic Red Phoenix keeping this name for nostalgia
This made me want a cat in my bed right now I love cats
Br3ad
"By showing their cats, breeders hope to show that hybrids are as safe as any other cat"

What they don't say, is that it is common to declaw all paws on a F1 Savannah. Been following them for a few years, out of just random interests.
Oli Joni
The international car association. I don't know why but that cracked me up. I litreally choked on water started coughing and crying but I still laughed. I can't believe that that is a real thing. I'm just imagining a bunch of old women and men sitting around a table stroking exotic an beautiful cats while plotying world domination. I maybe watch too much cartoons for my age
theworldofpain1
I rate this video "n" for "n'aaaw"
Dary Moncayo
Where was This!!!!!!!!!! I would like to go next year to that expo
Psuffix
Can't imagine the genetic diseases these sad animals will have.
Lorelai Saiko
I have a bengal she wild and her name carolina
Jarred Clarke
Kill them with fire...
zuri boo
i want a savannah 💕💕💕
Laureneda
I think its interesting how they want to create new breeds of cats, but why can't humans just be happy with average cats today? Sure they don't look like those big, exotic looking lions and tigers and what not.. But since when has fur or physical features made a difference :)
Prince Imrahil
That guy looks similar to fin Fromm Star Wars VII
red nose
how do u breed animals? do u just wait them to have sex or do it yourself in a lab?
aldaldaldrn
the idea of 'making an ideal cat' is just... disgusting. animals are not toys or product.
jj binx
that toyger doesn't look like a tiger, what a bunch of kike bullshit
Hell Bent
I'd like to skin all these cats for a full length pimp coat.
optivion
~Looking forward to selective breeding of humans, probably done by private future corporations.
Jesus Ramirez
Is being a pet a good thing? Why do people need pets?
Joshua Lingerfelt
they act like this is a new thing lol
Johnny B.
Ahh yes nothing like some good ole selective breeding to ruin and destroy an entire species.
Péter Baktay
"this" "it"
Péter Baktay
Do you think breeding humans be ethical?
Maru Frias
Obviously he doesnt see them as living things but rhather possessions... His entire blood line should be extinct
Julia Julia
No, ma'am, "pretty" cats don't justify the selfish and useless idea of breeding.
The Master Gamer
They are all so Cute!
equarg
If I wanted a wild cat.....I would catch a feral kitty.
Wait....I have!
After a few bites and claw scratches he figured out that human touch.....was actually really nice.
Now he figured out that if he did not wanting any more petting he would just lightly nip, swat (no claws) or just hiss.
He is actually quite sweet...and comes and goes thru one of my vents.
I hope to neuter him in a month..I just want him to tame him down a bit more.
He actually chill about a kitty harness and leash.
I just want him to relax more about being held a little bit more.
Heck my spayed female cat is pretty chill about him now as long as he stays off the bed.
He does not even spray in the house........good boy!
Isabella Gonzalez
Am I the only one that feels a bit bad for these cats? They are science experiments, while others are at the streets.
persianlover2
Is that guy from the latest starwars movie?
Omozusi Nabors
I"m not a cat person, but those cats are absolutely gorgeous
Timothy Fisher
I have a domestic long hair
Preston Castillo
pfff my cat has a fur like tuxedo i call him james bond but these cats look nice though
irinairy9
When there are millions of stray cats in need of homes you want a pedigree cat. Humans are horrible
Datguard
All Cats Are Beautiful :DDDD
dannywolfpero
My only issue is how dumb the narrator thinks the viewer is. You don't have to explain why tigers can't breed with house cats. Humans can't breed with gorillas and rats can't breed with squirrels. Its common sense.
PRC President Xi Jinping
I like one please.
Jordan Livington
Crazy cat ladies. Didn't know they had a convention for that lol.
I05151942
These are the type of videos you guys should stick to, because when it comes to politics, Y'all ARE HELLA BIASED AND UNFAIR! You may be able to fool many people, but not all of us.
bego bogo
Has no one heard of a bengal? They are all looking at it like it some mysterious being.
SEA
This is madness
Mahesh Kumar
All of these new HYBRID cats are looking sexy but what are the CONS and PROS of this.
Cheddah C
Lol cats with tiger and leopard camos
KIING BR02
I WANT A TOYGER😭😂
Undying Gamer83
Omg I really want a toyger now
수민 M
Do you know who else also did something similar but with Humans? Hitler
gabriel rodriguez
The only thing is I hope when the breeders find that perfect cat that they don't resort to the kinds of inbreeding that classify "purebred dogs"
River Song
You spent your whole life doing this?
FiveCraftPlayZ Gaming
I want a baby snow leopard
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