TIL Cats Domesticated Themselves

Cats in a basket

Today I Learned (TIL), Cats domesticated themselves. They existed unchanged until the Middle Ages; and even now are genetically extremely close to their ancestors. ‘That’s because they domesticated themselves—not through form, but through function, and research reveals that wildcat ancestors share essentially the same genetics as house cats today.’ Link to article on Good News Network.

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