This book examines the Bengal cat, a cross between a domestic house cat and a wildcat called the Asian leopard cat. Readers will explore the history of domestic cats in America and the most common domestic breeds used to breed the Bengal cat. The Asian leopard cat's habitat, body features, diet, and status are also discussed. Readers will learn who first started breeding Bengal cats and when. Also highlighted is the Bengal cat's coat characteristics, the most common colors for this hybrid, sizes, behavior, and character. Finally, readers will learn a few tips for caring for this beautiful hybrid. Full-color photos accompany engaging, easy-to-read text. Extras include an index and a glossary. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
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