Savannahs are a mix of wild serval cats and domestic felines. Savannahs are cousins to the lynx and ocelot, and they all wear the same beautiful spotted coat.
This beautiful breed was created by cross-breeding a domestic cat with an African wild cat. The first litter was born in 1986, with only one kitten. The kitten was named Savannah, which also became the breeds name after breeders found out about the new kitten and took a large interest in this new, beautiful breed of cat.
Most cats are not too fond of water. It is even safe to say that the majority of cats hate water. But if you need to give your Savannah cat a bath, it won’t be a difficult task. The Savannah cats are known for their love of water, and it is not unusual to find them swimming around, splashing and having the time of their life, while most cats would be longing for bath time to end.
The Savannah cat is an active, adventurous and curious cat and their its personality has been compared to dogs. The Savannah quickly creates strong bonds to with their owners and often follow them around just like a dog. This has made the Savannah an excellent and popular pet for both cat and dog lovers.
Savannah cats are generally intelligent and curious. They are easily taught tricks on by command, that just like you normally would see with a well-trained dog doing, . This includes tricks such as retrieving objects, opening doors and cabinets, turning the faucet etc. They also enjoy walking on with a leash, which many other cats find difficult-unbearable. Just like dogs, Savannah cats can also be clicker-trained.
The Savannah cat is, as mentioned earlier, an active and adventure adventurous cat. This, paired together with their long, slim legs make them excellent climbers and jumpers.
Many cat owners claims that their Savannahs likes to be up high, finding them on kitchen counters, on top of refrigerators or cabinets. The Savannah can also jump 8 to 11 feet horizontally, so this curious cat can change its location from one place to another before you have the time to blink.
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The sanctuary rescues and provides a home for many types of unwanted animals, especially primates, such as chimpanzees, gibbons, baboons, spider monkeys, vervets, capuchins, tamarins, macaques and marmosets.
Although we specialise in the care and protection of primates we cannot stand by and see other animals in need of help. You will therefore find meerkats, wolf dogs, horses, donkeys, pigs and others at our sanctuary. All are equally important members of our extended family.