Where did hamsters originate?

Answer

Hamsters originated in the Middle East and southeastern Europe. The word 'hamster' comes from the German word 'hamstern' which means 'to hoard' or 'to store'. This refers to the hamsters tendency to collect food in its pouches.
1 Additional Answer
Hamsters are believed to have originated from the Middle East and south-eastern Europe. The exact country is however unknown.
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