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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flamesword08
That Toyger's coat looks like gold thread. Jebus.
rodney adams
easiest is panther as just black cat. sure wish i could get cats look like these but at some point they breed neighbors cat something happens originals I'm back to really expensive normal cats
PavlovsBitch
DO I SEE LUBRIDERM BEHIND THE GUY GETTING SKYPE INTERVIEWED ? L0000l0lL what do we think thats used for ;)
Koala Whisperer
They're beautiful I just can't stand all this hassle about pretty cats when there's thousands and thousands of sad cats in the pound every day getting put down :( like why does this matter when that's happening.
Creide
i know its probably impossiblr but i want a cat with a lion mane sooo bad
Jesus Ramirez
Cats carry a parasite that mind controls you....hence the crazy cat lady. They go crazy because they are infected by said parasite, and they collect more cats. Don't give nyani cat any more cats.
H. Bagley
These cats are so chill, like when cats are stressed out because of a lot of people and noise you can tell but these cats, based off their body language, are completely chill.
ji jiji
Why don't we start selectively breeding humans. We could create a super human with desirable traits. We could even study them to see the kinds of genes that is passed on.
A Cat
FOOL human, It was OUR plan all along to conQUER the WORLD
Devilishhh The Blue Demon
aww i want an ocelot ;^;
Margaret Moore
A friend of mine got a Savannah from Mexico in 1998. Now there's stores devoted to them in San Diego. That cat could jump from a still position to the top of their refrigerator. It ran like the wind around the house. They're kind of still wild!
All these squares make a circle
Give me.
XxSnowNinja
I understand a lot more about selective breeding however y'all know about munchkin cats? because of all the selective breeding and breeders that don't know why they're doing, many of those cute cats are suffering major health issues because people want their legs so short, which is actually harming the breed. im not kidding look up munchkin cats suffering from health issues from inbred breeding. (not the exact title but the article should appear) in this video these cats look very healthy. but my only thought is, what happens to the cats that are chosen? are they adopted or are they killed?
Levi Ackerman
A cat is a cat. To give unconditional love too.
"designer" cat? is messed up. They aren't a fashion accessory. Ugh humans make me sick.
Nautical Player
The problem owning these exotic cats is when it kills your friends
Aivree Rildey
I want those cats my god their adorable 😍
J Ger
You make a video about people owning tigers and you don't mention Mike Tyson or George Foreman? smh Alt-Right Vox seems to think only white people owned wild cats. How blanking dare you?
Matthew Lara
I'm not a cat person because they tend to give me allergies, but I think I would make an exception if I could get a toyger
Pan Damasque
Can they breed one I'm not allergic to?
I Love Portal
I want a tiny cheetah.
Not A troll
I never new about people owning exotic cats on such a mass.scale
Zeeahko
i want a cat. any cat. doesn't have to be a tiny lion or anything. i just want a cat
The Amazing Temmieon
0:00 tigerstar I'm a big fan omg
0:05 holy crap it's leopard star oml
Yep Yea
That's an.... interesting life goal lol
Amber Wisdom
🌈💃😼🐯
Tokinha22
I know we, humans, have been doing this for soo many years.. But it comes to a point where I feel bad for animals who are just experiments for selfish people like that guy... Let's just adopt stray cats who really need us to see their unique beauty, idk. Just sayin'...
jpteknoman
i got pure blooded stray cat. born and raised by unknown parents in my garden and who now lives there with her 4 kittens of unknown stray cat father.
Confused Panda
Am I the only one who thinks this is ok! There not doing experiments or bad stuff there just letting them have sex with each other too look more like a tiger or whatever! The point is the cats arnt suffering so whys everyone getting mad
Kimmy Kim
It is like...some kind of a toy market... sad
\\ Beautiful Me Beautiful You //
poor cats, so nervous.
Koizumi Itsuki
what about a lion kitten
ClickAnimalVideos
Real life pokemon breeding
Tobias Funke
lol, these cats are obviously cooler and cuter so that's her justification? give me a break.
caramel coffee
as long as the cats are being bred responsibly and given good love and treatment i don't see any problem with this. humans have been selectively breeding since the first days of agriculture
Growlie26
Now imagine, if you will in the future (who knows if this will happen in any of our lifetime.) Big Cats with Domestic Cat markings! Imagine a Jaguar with the cool and very pretty marble blotches that some domestic cats have. Or a Tiger with domestic tabby stripes and markings.
PineApple The Lion
I want a tiny tiger.
Spatr5
I don't know how i feel about this. But this toyger cat sure is very beautiful.
xxXBanana_Beth Xxx
I mean a savannah white and a bengal brown
xxXBanana_Beth Xxx
I have two bengals one snowy white one and one brown one.
ᚾᛁᛏᛟ ᚹᛁᚷᛖᛒᛟ ᚠᚱᛁᚹᛟᛚᛞ
And religious people still don't believe in evolution.
Rebecca Garbi
I want a tiny lion
Rebecca Garbi
WOOT WOOT go Loma Linda <3 Adventists
Whatever
The world can never have enough cats! 😝😍
Rene' Cruz
👽👾🚀Awesome cats!😺😸😻😽😼🙀😿😹😾🐱🐯🐅🐆🐈
Jonsutubechannel
How did great cats and domestic cats separate? What caused this? Why aren't there big cats that are domestic?
The amazing Adondai
Breed them until they look disfigured nice work :p
The amazing Adondai
They're like Pokemon but in real life you evolve cats :D
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