5 Things You Didn’t Know About Bengal Cats

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Wild on the Outside, Tame on the Inside

With its beautiful, exotic-looking coat, large ears and green eyes, the Bengal cat looks like a Bengal tiger. A much smaller tiger, that is. But take a closer look and you’ll learn that this attentive, intelligent breed is far more interesting than you might think.

Here are five things you may not have known about Bengal cats.

1. Ancient Wild Roots

The Bengal cat looks exotic and there’s a good reason why.

Back in the 1800s, the Bengal cat came into existence after an Asian leopard cat was bred with a domestic cat.  It wasn’t until Jean Sugden Mill perfected the hybrid breed during the 1980s that the Bengal cat truly became domesticated with a temperament to match.

Bengal cat water

2.  Water-Loving Felines

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