Savannah Cats Australia
Savannah cats were never allowed into Australia and official legislation went through in 2008 specifically banning them from being imported. Savannah Cats Australia owned by Glenn Parker sought $2 million in compensation from the Australian Government for his financial losses on his project to import 14 Savannahs into Australia. The reason for their banning was the fear that they might escape into the wild and breed with other wild cats to create a giant killer cat that would destroy the native wildlife.
Savannah Cats in Australia 2008
In Australia With The Looks of a Cheetah
The newest ‘must have’ cat breed is finally on
its way to the cat lovers here in Australia. A Queensland
based company, Savannah Cats Australia are introducing the
Savannah cat into Australia.
The Savannahs that you can purchase here are F5 generation
and up. F5 means that they are five generations removed from
the African Serval, the wild ancestry the Savannah cat is
These playful and attentive cats have been likened to an
easy to raise dog, one that follows its owner around and can
even be trained to fetch and walk on a lead.
The Savannah is a larger breed cat that was first recognised
by TICA (The Interenational Cat Association), the governing
body for cat standards world wide in 1997.
Glenn and Carly have secured an SBT (Stud Book Tradition)
Savannah Male as part of their breeding program, a SBT means
that the kitten has three or more generations of guaranteed
Savannah to Savannah parentage.
Having had years of experience the Savannah kittens produced
from the A1 Savannah cattery are said to be amongst the best
in the world, they are the leaders in Savannah breeding and
were the first to breed a fertile F5 Male, which in Savannah
breeding terms was unheard of until A1 Savannahs broke through
that barrier as they did when breaking through the SBT barrier.
The Savannah has a playful and energetic
personality, requiring attention from their owner and
when this attention is received the owner is rewarded
with a companion with benefits who will be forever trying
At a recent Animal Expo on the Gold Coast, Glenn and
Carly of Savannah Cats Australia, met with Dr Harry
Cooper, Australia’s favourite TV Vet, to discuss
the arrival of the Savannah cat breed into Australia.
Dr Harry was ‘overjoyed at this new breed introduction
Dr Harry had “…seen Servals in the wild
and was able to get up close to a wild African Serval
to experience the exhilaration that these wild animals
command, and to have its ancestry breed down to a domesticated
cat and introduced here in Australia is fantastic.”
Photos credit to Kathrin Stucki.