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What is a Serengeti cat?

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A medium-sized domestic cat, the Serengeti is a mix of several domestic breeds, including the Oriental Shorthair and Bengal. Created by Karen Sausman in 1994, the Serengeti is considered a hybrid breed and possesses an exotic look. Common coat colors include ebony and silver, ebony and smoke and solid black.

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Although it is bred from only domestic breeds, the Serengeti was intentionally created to resemble a wild hybrid breed. Sausman, who is opposed to purchasing and keeping wild animals, wanted to give people who were looking for a wild cat a domestic alternative. Cat Breeds Junction describes the breed as outgoing, confident and companionable.

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