Monday, 21 July 2014

FEATURELINK: What Traits Have Domestic Cats Inherited From Wild Cats?

The domestic cat as we know him today is believed to be a descendant of African wild cats, and with the big cats such as lions and tigers often exhibiting similar behaviour to our beloved pets, it’s time to ask just how close is the link between them?

In 2013, a scientific study discovered that tigers and domestic cats share over 95% of the same genes. Cats remain very close to their wild ancestors in a number of ways, with many changes being superficial, such as colouring; or down to breeding. So, what traits do domestic cats have in common with wild cats?


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