Since 2006, Savannah Cats have held the Guinness record of world’s tallest domestic cat, measuring 17 inches at the ear.
Since 2006, Savannah Cats have held the Guinness record of world’s tallest domestic cat, measuring 17 inches at the ear. But don’t be intimidated: under their muscular bodies and spotted coats of their wild ancestors, Savannah cats are friendly, loving pets. However, if you also intend on keeping fish, hamsters and birds, getting a Savannah cat is a recipe for disaster - or success, depending on whose side you’re on.
Being a cross between a Serval and domestic cat, this breed has strong hunting instincts. In the UK, anyone who wants to adopt a first generation (F1) Savannah cat will need a Dangerous Wild Animal Licence. If you’re less Joe Exotic and more a casual cat lover, it’s best to opt for a second, third or fourth generation Savannah cat.