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The domestic cat (Latin: Felis catus) or the feral cat (Latin: Felis silvestris catus) is a small, typically furry, carnivorous mammal. They are often called house cats ...

Domestic Cats, Domestic Cat Pictures, Domestic Cat Facts ...

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Learn all you wanted to know about domestic cats with pictures, videos, photos, facts, and news from National Geographic.

Domestic Cat and Kitten Facts, cat photos, cat news, cat videos ...

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Sep 8, 2015 ... There are more than 30 different breeds of domestic cat and it is believed that all originated from the African Wildcat. Domestication is thought ...

Are Cats Domesticated? - The New Yorker

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Oct 23, 2015 ... Ferris Jabr writes that recent genetic and archeological studies suggest that house cats are wilder than we think.

A Brief History of House Cats | History | Smithsonian

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Jun 30, 2007 ... In the United States, cats are the most popular house pet, with about 90 million domesticated cats slinking around 34 percent of U.S. homes.

Ask Smithsonian: Are Cats Domesticated? | At the Smithsonian ...

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Apr 30, 2015 ... There is little genetic difference between a tabby and a wild cat, so scientists think the house cat is only domestic when it wants to be.

domestic cat | mammal | Britannica.com

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Jul 15, 2016 ... Felis catus domesticated member of the family Felidae, order Carnivora, and the smallest member of that family. Like all felids, domestic cats ...

History of Domestic Cats - Archaeology - About.com

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The modern day cat was permanently domesticated about 4000 years ago, in Egypt; but archaeologists say it may have been closer to 10000 years ago.

Will Purr for Treats: How Cats Became Domesticated - Live Science

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Nov 10, 2014 ... A team has found the genetic changes leading to the domestication of the cat, some of which are associated with reward seeking and fear ...

Semi-domesticated? House cats not far removed from wild, genome ...

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Nov 14, 2014 ... It may not surprise the average cat owner, but a team of researchers has discovered that the genome of domestic mousers differs only slightly ...

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Cats
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Species: Felis catus or Felis silvestris catus
Cats, in various forms and sizes, occur naturally world-wide except Australasia and oceanic islands. The house cat, Felis catus or Felis silvestris catus, was domesticated in the eastern Mediterranean c. 3000 years ago.
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