Importation of Savannah Cats Under Review

Source: Jason Douglas, Wikimedia Commons

DECISION - on 24 July 2008 the Federal Minister made a decision not to allow the importation of Savannah Cats. Full reasons can be read here.

Environment Minister Peter Garrett has initiated a review of the potential impacts of hybrid Savannah Cats. The Savannah is a hybrid domestic cat breed. It is a cross between the serval and a domestic cat (image here). Owners boast at the species being able to jump 20 feet and grow to be 25-30 lbs. The draft assessment report is available for public comment for 20 business days, closing on 17 July 2008. Details of the invitation to comment and how to respond are available on the DEWHA website at:

The department will review all comments received and any additional information provided in preparing the report. It will then be provided to the Minister for consideration.

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