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Cypriots and cats live side by side already 10 thousand years

MinuteEarth channel offered for viewing on YouTube three-minute cartoon video (in English), which focuses on the evolution of domestic cats.

According to the author of the video, the detection of the joint burials of children and cats in Cyprus said that the people began to be attached to a minimum of 9500 years ago these animals. Changes in DNA made more friendly seals.

Ancestor of all cats lived 11 million years ago in Asia. His relocation to other continents has led to the emergence of tigers, lions, pumas and smaller representatives of the cat. Small wild cats are living next to people. When the man learned to harvest the grain, they helped him fight against rodents. In this case, the cats were more successful predators than carnivorous birds and dogs.


Tags: Cyprus Animals and Society

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