Meet The African Wildcat, A Domestic Cat Ancestor

Seated African Wildcat, grey & black

I’m happy to introduce Felix silvestris lybica, the African Wildcat, and a domestic cat ancestor. This animal is a subspecies of F. silvestris, and became a distinct species about 131,000 years ago. Then, about 10,000 years ago, some of these African Wildcats were domesticated in the Middle East. These early domesticated cats became the ancestors … Read more Meet The African Wildcat, A Domestic Cat Ancestor

The Savannah Cat: Largest Domesticated Cat Breed

savannah cat standing in forest

The Savannah is the largest domesticated cat. This cat originated from a cross between a domestic cat and a serval, a medium-sized, large-eared wild African cat. A male serval was crossbred with a Siamese to create the first member of this new breed. This unusual cross is actually a relatively new cat on the breeder’s … Read more The Savannah Cat: Largest Domesticated Cat Breed

Would You Like To Learn About Javanese Cats?

Javanese cat sitting

Javanese cats, like their Balinese relatives, are playful, devoted, and very talkative. They will let you know their cat thoughts on life, love, and their dinner bowl. All these breeds that are Siamese relatives seem to have that quality — they tell you whatever is on their cat mind, and expect you to understand. Though … Read more Would You Like To Learn About Javanese Cats?

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