For her birthday 2 weeks ago, Clansi was given a kitten by her parents and brothers. Last night we picked him up from Sydney and brought him home to live with us. His name is Corbett, and he is a Bengal Cat.
The Bengal breed has been derived from crossing the wild Asian Leopard Cat with domestic cats, and has a characteristic spotted coat. We chose the name “Corbett” in honour of Jim Corbett, a British hunter of man-eating tigers and leopards in India. Corbett was also a conservationist and one of the first to raise alarm about the declining numbers of jungle cats.
Our Corbett is a solid little boy with spectacular markings and a fierce curiosity about the world around him. He’s still fuzzy and a bit uncoordinated, but incredibly cute.