been less that 10,000 years since cats swaggered into our lives. Hardly an eye blink in the grand sweep of human history on this planet. Why were cats so late to join our clans and tribes? The simple answer is they didn't need humans to survive. Cats were surviving just fine on their own. Then, people invented agriculture. Agriculture resulted in large scale storage of grains which attracted the usual and well know group of freeloaders, mice, and rats. Grain attracted rodents. Rodents attracted cats who consider them tasty meals. The result was that cats set up housekeeping close to human settlements. Eventually, cats being cats, moved right on in.
Did you know that cats can see 6 times better than human beings? Yes, according to studies, it is during nighttime when cats can really see more than we can.
Cats exist from the hot deserts of Africa to icy cold Greenland; you will find them in every corner of the world. They may have varied looks or characteristics by counting in the different factors.
Just like dogs, cats can swim, they dot not have Aquaphobia, but water is avoided.
An eighteen-hour nap is achievable by cats in hot countries. These areas include desert-like areas and in some latitudes of the tropics.
- There are many different breeds of cats and most of them have varied and different characteristics.
- One amazing cat may have inspired the ancient Egyptians. The Sphynx. is a mythical creature with, as a minimum, the head of a human and the body of a lion.
- There are cats called Manx which originate from the Isle of Man and that they do not have tails. They just have this so-called stub.
- Who is the fastest land animal on the planet? The Cheetah is, of course, another member of the cat family.
- There are also fishing cats which really show great skills in catching fish. The fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus) is a medium-sized wild cat of South and Southeast Asia.
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- Captain James Cook Mini Biography
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- Deforestation: Facts, Causes & Effects
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