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Q: What is the Savannah Cat? ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: What is the Savannah Cat?
Category: Family and Home > Pets
Asked by: yahsown888-ga
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Posted: 06 Feb 2006 23:07 PST
Expires: 08 Mar 2006 23:07 PST
Question ID: 442505
Does anyone know what the Savannah Cat is and where it comes from?
Subject: Re: What is the Savannah Cat?
Answered By: denco-ga on 07 Feb 2006 00:32 PST
Howdy yahsown888-ga,

Here are some resources that address your question.

"WHAT IS A SAVANNAH CAT?" presented by Foothill Felines Bengals & Savannahs.

"The Savannah cat is one of the newest breeds of cats currently being
developed by a select few breeders around the world. There are very few
Savannahs currently in existence, and the demand for them is quite high. The
Savannah is the result of crossing an African Serval cat to a domestic cat.
... The first documented breeding of an African Serval to a domestic cat was
accomplished in the mid 1980's by [Judee] Frank, a Bengal breeder and cat
fancier in Pennsylvania."

More can be found on the home page of the above website.


Select Exotics gets several good mentions when it comes to breeders.

"We produce Savannah, Bengal, Safari and Habari kittens. We are constantly
striving to create extraordinary contrasting colors and patterns in order to
capture the most exotic appearances."

Savannah kittens are not inexpensive, and depending on "generation" and other
factors, can run $1,500 to $10,000.

"F1 (50% Serval) $7,500 - $10,000"

The breed has an official Savannah breed charter organization recognized by
the International Progressive Cat Breeders' Alliance (IPCBA).

"The International Savannah Breeders' Association (TISBA) is composed of a
group of dedicated breeders, owners and enthusiasts who are united in their
efforts to preserve, improve and promote the future of all generations of the
domestic Savannah cat."

If you need any clarification, please feel free to ask.

Search strategy:

Google search on: "Savannah Cat"

Google search on: "Savannah Cat" "Select Exotics"

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Request for Answer Clarification by yahsown888-ga on 14 Feb 2006 08:28 PST
Are those all you could find? I am 12 yrs old and I want to be a Vet.
I found 2 other really Kewl sites, the first is:
and the other is:
They both had interesting articles,do you think there may be more? I
am writing a paper on them.

Clarification of Answer by denco-ga on 14 Feb 2006 16:07 PST
Howdy yahsown888-ga,

Here are some more resources for you.

"Savannah Cat Breed Information"

"Savannah International Member & Breeder Association"

"The Savannah Cat Club"



"PatzMeow Cattery"

Looking Forward, denco-ga - Google Answers Researcher

Clarification of Answer by denco-ga on 14 Feb 2006 16:11 PST
Apologies on the repetition of the following site:


Looking Forward, denco-ga - Google Answers Researcher
Subject: Re: What is the Savannah Cat?
From: pmanga-ga on 14 Feb 2006 10:04 PST
Some friends of mine run a cattery in New Hampshire and Oklahoma and
breed these remarkable cats.
or you can wayback for some older info.

As they tell me - Joyce Sroufe, one of the originating breeders of the
savannah cat says the story goes like this:

"Judy Frank has first crossed a Serval to a Domestic, but she hasn?t
done much more for the breed. Joyce on the other hand has bred
Savannahs continuously since the late 80?. Improving the breed,
helping to get it into TICA and Showing status."

If you want clarification on this the telephone number for A1
Savannahs is at their website, I am sure they would be happy to answer
any detailed questions you may have about the breed.
Good luck!

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