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  1. Family cats are almost definitely descendants of small wild cats in Europe, Africa and South Asia. In this vast area, countless wild cat subsidiaries have been evolved according to the local environment and climate conditions. Studies have found that their appearance is different. The European wild cats living in the north are stout, short -ears, thick -skinned; African wild cats are more slender, long -ear, long legs; and Asian wild cats living in the south Bring spots.
    It studies have found that 5500 years ago, China had its own variety of cat -raising cats! The first cat family that lived with humans 5,000 years ago was actually the close to the Asian Leopard Cat! "Domestication" cats appear at least twice in different regions of the world -and two different types of cats appear. The cat's skeleton was unearthed in the site where the ancient agricultural civilization settled in Shaanxi Province, northern China in 2001. These bones can be traced back to 3000 to 3500 BC. In order to determine which cat family these bones are derived from whether these bones belong to Western domesticated cat varieties, scientists have adopted a research method for the analysis of the name and geometric morphology.
    The scientists analyzed the upper jaws of five types of cat bones in Shanxi and Henan Province. These five types of cat bones can be traced back to 3500 to 2900 BC. All the cat bones that are excavated are leopard cats. This is a kind of fellow cat has a similar size but a slightly long leg and a slightly small head, and still lives in the wild in most parts of Asia.
    This cats are the "distant relatives" of Western wild cats, which are well known because they often appear in a strong area. Researchers found that cats and humans began to live together with the development of agriculture. The reason may be that both have discovered their benefits in cats' "grabbing mice".
    The reason for cats to become pets:
    1. The body shape is appropriate: too large body shape, too much food resources, must output labor to balance foods, such as cattle, donkeys, and horses. The life span is too short, such as chickens and rats;
    2, high degree of intellectual, taming: less proactive loss, you can communicate with people, rarely attack and kill the owner, the opponent is fish, deer, leopard, Elements; relatively clean, no strong odor, etc.: The counter example is pigs and foxes;
    3, practical value of villages and urban life beyond consumption: it has the role of mouse catching and housekeeping in agricultural society. It's goat.

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