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Wildcat (Taunus)

Wildcat (Taunus)

 

The wildcat is the ancestor of the domestic cat.

Genetic, morphological and archaeological evidence suggests that domestication of Old-World wildcats began approximately 7500 years BCE in the Fertile Crescent region of the Near East.

The association of wildcats with humans appears to have developed along with the growth of agricultural villages during the Neolithic Revolution, with wildcats preying on rodents that infested the grain stores of early farmers.

 

 

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