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Why are tigers, lions, and other big cats not domesticated animals ...

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Domestication is a process that takes several hundred generations of intentional breeding (or at least, favorable breeding to select for particular traits).

Why Exotic Cats Don't Make Good Pets

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"Pet" is defined as "an animal that is domesticated and kept as a companion. ... There are times when any cat, no matter how much it likes you, will impulsively ... Our professional opinion is that big exotic cats, such as lions and tigers, should ...

Big Cats Aren't The Natural Born Killers We Think They Are - The Dodo

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Mar 7, 2014 ... Domestic cats definitely seem closer to their wild counterpart than ... But while tigers kill humans, we would not normally say they prey on us.

Why Domestic Cats Have Slit Pupils And Big Cats Don't : SCIENCE ...

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Aug 8, 2015 ... This is not the only piece of the feline pupil puzzle that the ... "So domestic cats have vertical slits, but bigger cats, like tigers and lions, don't.

House cats and tigers share 95.6 percent of DNA, study reveals ...

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Sep 18, 2013 ... The tiger shares 95.6 percent of its genome with the domestic cat, ... This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Myth of Domestication: Why Exotic Animals Can Never Really ...

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Oct 8, 2016 ... The elephant, in this case, has been tamed, not domesticated. ... between our domestic cats and dogs and wild tigers, lions, monkeys, and ...

How Cats Became Domesticated | IFLScience

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Nov 11, 2014 ... Researchers comparing the genomes of domestic cats with that of wild ... genes in cats and tigers (not humans and cows) that changed faster ...

11 Ways Big Cats Are Just Like Domestic Cats | Mental Floss

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Mar 3, 2016 ... The cats at Big Cat Rescue are also into bags, though probably not in ... "There are four great cats—lions, tigers, leopards, and jaguars—and ...

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

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Apr 30, 2015 ... But in all likelihood, dogs were domesticated long before cats—that is, ... and compared her genetic sequences to that of a tiger, and also to a ... a domestic tabby cat's stripes are no different than a wild cat's stripes, he said.

Why Can't All Animals Be Domesticated? - Live Science

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Apr 30, 2012 ... Why not the rhinoceros, tiger, zebra, or any of the hundreds of other seemingly ... Lastly, with the exception of the cat, all the major domesticated ...