The cat was first domesticated in…

Fertile Crescent showing Cyprus

The cat was first domesticated in the Fertile Crescent which is a large crescent shaped area encompassing modern day countries such as Israel, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, Iraq and Kuwait. The earliest domestic cat is believed to date from around 7,500 BC, found in Cyprus which is an island adjacent to the eastern sector of the Fertile Crescent. please continue reading

African Wildcat Conservation Status 2014

The population trend for wildcats in general is downwards. That applies to the African wildcat – the wild ancestor to the domestic cat and an important species for that reason. Incidentally, there are two subspecies of African wildcat: the African … please continue reading