Latest African Wildcat Stories
Garfield, Morris and the Aristocats get the fame, but look to the origins of today's furry felines and you find "lybica," a Middle Eastern wildcat. Domestic cats can be traced to wild progenitors that interbred well over 100,000 years ago, new research indicates.
The little tabby wildcats are just doing what comes naturally, but the people who cloned them say their kittens are the last bit of proof that cloning can help save endangered species.
The sand Cat (Felis margarita) is a small wild cat 19.69 inches (50 cm) long, plus an 11.81 in (30 cm) tail. It is distributed over African and Asian deserts. The name "Desert Cat" is reserved for a subspecies of the true Wild Cat, but it would go better with this species. It lives in those dry areas that are even too hot and dry for the Desert Cat. These areas are the Sahara, the Arabian Desert, and the deserts of Iran and Pakistan. The head is conspicuously broad and the ears are large...
The wild cat (Felis silvestris), sometimes "wildcat" or "wild-cat", is a small predator native to Europe. It is also found in the western part of Asia, and Africa. It is a hunter of small mammals, birds, and other creatures of a similar size. There are several subspecies that occur in different world regions. This includes the ubiquitous domestic cat, which has been introduced to every habitable continent and most of the world's larger islands. It has become feral in many of those...
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