Tahiti the black melanistic Bengal cat

TWS was contacted by a Bengal rescue group in Colorado, where a large breeder was closing down and needed to place the cats that were not adoptable. They had several hybrid F3 Bengals that were unable to be socialized for adoption.  She was born in 2004 and came to TWS in 2006 to spend life in her forever home.

Tahiti is called melanistic in reference to the dark pigmentation of her skin.  Any black cat can be called melanistic and actually this genetic mutation can happen to any number of animals such as leopards and jaguars.  She is a very shy small cat, but is intrigued by the enrichment the caretakers put out.  She can be found watching the pool fill up with water or playing with a new paper bag in the enclosure.

You can help provide daily care for Tahiti by sponsoring her today.  Your help will be greatly appreciated.


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