Kumari, my Leopard-spotted Bengal, as a kitten playing in a large laundry bucket.
Canon EOS, zoom lens.
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Bengal cats were originally bred from the Bengal Forest Cat and a Tabby cat. There are various spotted strains, marbled patterns and a range of colours. They are very beautiful, intelligent and playful. They can easily become a one-person cat, but will be OK with others in the household.
Kumari is quite the most remarkable domestic cat I have known and as an 11 year old she still likes to play quite frequently. As a kitten she was amazingly adventurous and fleet-footed. As she became a little older and stronger she was able to leap vertically1.5m (5ft 6in) from a standing start. When she was cross she would do this up a door post, but never did manage to get her claws in and hold on (different with curtains and blinds – Oh dear!!!!)
(She is a house cat, and as an adult does not run free outside so our birds, lizards and other urban wildlife are not at risk. She was purchased from a registered breeder.)