About Jabari "Jaba"
Jabari is a
He is leaner and more social, and he is projected to weigh 24 lbs.
Is a Serval a Regular Domestic Cat?
Answer: Yes and No. Servals are in the Cat family, but are not
considered domestic cats. Their behavior allows them to be domesticated.
Read about servals on wikipedia, at
Zaboomafu "Zabu" the
Zabu is a 5
F-1 Savannah, who is mostly African Serval (Leptailurus
serval) and partly a wild/domestic hybrid.
He weighs 20 lbs, though some F-1's weigh
35 lbs, or more.
Are Jaba and Zabu Safe and Legal?
Yes they is safe. Unlike large cats (lions, leopards), Servals and
Savannahs are easily domesticated, and can be legal in most states (including
California). Zabu and Jabari were both bottle fed as kittens, so they treat humans like
So, What is a Serval/Savannah Hybrid?
All cats, large and small, are in the biological family
house cats are in the genus
Felis, while Servals are in the genus
Leptailurus (see cat evolutionary tree at page bottom).
This means that Servals are closer to cheetahs and lynx
than they are to house cats! Servals can mate with certain domestic
cats, to produce a domesticated hybrid called a Savannah. Savannahs have
much of the size and coloring of a Serval, but behave more like
See a black serval on YouTube:
Learn about Servals and other Exotic Cats at:
do Zabu's Parents Look Like?
Dad, a pure Serval named Hunter weighs in at 34 Lbs,
lives in Oregon, and is shown below.
"Friend" the Bengal Hybrid
Friend is a 2-year-old Bengal, which is an Asian Leopard Cat (Felis bengalensis)
mixed with some Abyssinian & Tabby domestic cat. They are sometimes
Spotted Tabby Bengals.
Is a Bengal a Regular Domestic Cat?
Is he Safe and Legal?
Yes he is safe. Unlike large cats (lions, leopards), Bengals are easily
domesticated, and legal in most states (including California. Friend is
more social and less afraid of noise and crowds than regular cats.
So, What is a Bengal?
Bengals and Domestic Cats are share the same
biological family (Family:
Felidae) and also the same genus (Genus
Felis). However, Asian Leopard Cats are a different species (Felis bengalensis)
than domestic cats (Felis
domesticus) , but 5 generations after cross-breeding
with Domestic cats, the progeny are considered domestic.
(see cat evolutionary tree at page bottom),
What do Friend's Parents Look Like?
Friend's Dad, a beautiful animal, is shown below:
In 2005, Friend's Breeder was picked as Bengal Breeder of the Year.