| The Bengal is descended from the wild Asian Leopard Cat crossed with domesticated cats. The Bengal has stripes called mascara starting at the corners of its eyes. Interest in hybridizing domestic cats with wild cats to produce breeds such as the Bengal was first piqued due to widespread problems with feline leukemia to which wild cats seemed to be immune.
French Guyana Animal Rescue
French Guyana is Iocated in South America. Threatened species known from French Guyana include the Small-footed Water Rat, Giant Armadillo, Giant Otter, and Oyapock's Fish-eating Rat.