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Farmers in China Domesticated Leopard Cats 5,500 Years Ago

Farmers in China Domesticated Leopard Cats 5,500 Years Ago

 It wasn’t long ago researchers believed cat domestication occurred in South West Asia. The birth of agriculture some 10,000 years ago led to an overpopulation of rodents. This rodent problem was an invitation to the wild cats of the area to come closer to humans. Felis silvestris lybica was the wild cat native to the area and is the cat that all current domestic cats (Felis catus) are descended from. While these cats weren’t domesticated …

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A Detailed History Of The Bengal Cat Breed

Bengal Cats History

 Many people assume that a cat is a cat – they do not realize that there are many unique breeds of cat out there, just as there are myriad different breeds of dog. The Cat Fancier’s Association (CFA) recognizes 41 different cat breeds and The International Cat Association (TICA) recognizes sixty-three. On top of these numbered breeds are a wide variety of hybrids and newly developed breeds which have yet to be recognized. Many of …

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