Cat, also known as the domestic cat or house cat, is a small carnivorous mammal of the genus Felis. It is believed that her ancestor was an African wild cat, Felis silvestris lybica. Cats living in close connection with people at least 9,500 years.
There are many different varieties of cats, some of which are tailless or hairless, as a result of mutations and has them in different colors. They are skilled predators and are known to love feeding over 1,000 different species of animals. They are very smart. Some of them can be learned, or even learn themselves, to run simpler mechanisms, such as door handles or knobs on the toilet tank.
They communicate by voice (meowing), spinning, snort, growl, clicking, and with about a hundred other voices and body language. Cats that live in groups use a combination of voices and body language to communicate with each other.
Since the cat domestication relatively recently, cats also capable of independent living in the wild, often forming small colonies. Correlation between humans and cats led to her appearance in mythology and legends of several cultures, including ancient Egyptian, Chinese and Nordic.
Common belief was that the cat has been domesticated in ancient Egypt, where it was a cult animal. However, a study in 2007 revealed that all the lines of which domestic cats are descended from more than one (up to five) samopripitomljenih African wild cat (Felis silvestris lybica), the Middle East, about 8000 BC.
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