Latest Felis Stories
What's a cat's favorite song? Three Blind Mice! Well, according to science, this classic joke might have just gotten debunked.
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Cats have been man’s other best friend for thousands of years, with the first cats coming into the lives of humans at least 9,500 years ago, based on a grave unearthed in 2004 in Cyprus that contained the remains of a cat with its possible human master.
According to new research, cats were drawn to human settlements near the ancient Chinese village of Quanhucun more than 5,000 years ago – a development which may have eventually led to their domestication.
The evolution of big cats has been nearly as mysterious as the cats themselves, but a new discoverywill likely lead anthropologists to a better understanding of where, and when, big cats originated.
It’s long been understood that cats and other pets can reduce stress in their human caretakers. Yet, there has been little understanding on how our affections toward our feline companions affect them.
For over 20 years cat lovers and breeders have recognized the Selkirk Rex, or the poodle-haired cat, as its own breed. Now, scientists have finally agreed with these fans, formally classifying the interesting looking animal as its own breed.
A new study from the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, describes a curly haired cat breed, the Selkirk Rex, as genetically distinct from previously known breeds.
Just as you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, a new study from the University of California, Berkeley says you shouldn't judge a cat by its color.
The dragon li, also known as the China Li Hua or the Li Hua Ma, among other names, is a domestic cat breed that originated in China. This natural breed is a descendent of a wild natural breed, or landrace, and occurs in dynastic culture and Chinese folklore. Although it goes by many names in its native China, which has caused some confusion, it has more recently been called the dragon li or the Chinese Li Hua in recognition of the cultural popularity of the Chinese dragon. The dragon li is...
The bambino cat is an experimental breed of cat that was registered with the TICA under the designation Experimental Bambino in 2006. This breed is a mix of the munchkin cat and the Sphynx cat. It received its name from the Italian word bambino, which translates to baby in English. Like the Munchkin breed, the bambino cat is short and has large ears. Its skin is like that of the Sphynx cat and is pink or white in color, but this also means that it requires frequent bathing in order to keep it...
The Donskoy is a domestic cat breed that originated in Russia in 1987, when Elena Kovaleva, a cat breeder, discovered it in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. The cat was found to be distinct from the Sphynx, a cat that shares its hairless appearance, because a dominant gene causes its lack of fur. The breed was not recognized by the World Cat Federation (WCF) until 1997, and was later recognized by the International Cat Association (TICA) in 2005. The Donskoy is preferably medium in size with a...
The Burmilla is a domestic cat breed that was developed in 1981 in the United Kingdom. Unlike other breeds that were developed by breeding two distinct cats in a controlled environment, this breed was accidentally created when a lilac Burmese and a Chinchilla Persian, both pure bred cats awaiting breeding partners, encountered each other after a domestic worker left the door separating the two cats open. The resulting litter of four kittens was born in 1981. This breed is accepted by the...
The York chocolate cat, also known as the York, is a breed of domestic cat that originated in America in 1983 and is used as a show cat. It was developed by Janet Chiefari, who bred kittens that were descendants of Siamese cats. The York can be medium or large with a slightly long nose, a round head, and large round eyes that are gold or green in color. Its feet are sometimes tufted and it has a fluffy tail. Its body is covered in semi-long, soft fur that can vary in color. Preferred colors...
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