African Wildcat Felis libyca
A lot of Wild Cats have interbred with domestic cats across Africa and the gene pool is getting “watered down”. This is yet another thing that makes Meru so special. It is very raw and natural, and has not had too much destructive human influence.
The African Wildcat is also a bit larger and stockier than its tame descendants, and is basically a pale striped tabby. Its ground color varies from sandy through yellow-gray to grayish-brown and dark gray. There are 2 color phases reported, one is grayish-tan and the other is steel gray. The darker ground color is found in the forests, while the lighter color is found in the more arid regions