Living ancestor of domestic cats — the African wildcat

The African wildcat appears to have diverged from the other subspecies about 131,000 years ago. Some individual African wildcats were first domesticated about 10,000 years ago in the Middle East, and are the ancestors of the domestic cat.

Living ancestor of domestic cats — the African wildcat

Photos from telegraph.co.uk, www.arkive.org, www.sciencenews.org, www.pinterest.com, kbulder.deviantart.com, throughgoldeneyes.blogspot.com, www.dailymail.co.uk, mpalalive.org, animals.desktopnexus.com.

24.06.2016
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