To all the “cat people” out there: ever wonder about the evolutionary history of Mittens, Fluffy, and Socks? All domestic cats are thought to be descended from African wild cats, Felis silvestris lybica, with the first domesticated individuals appearing about 10,000 years ago in the Middle East.
African wild cats are common in the savanna, but are rarely seen because they are active mostly at night. We recently snapped this photo of a beautiful wild cat in the Serengeti.
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