There many differences between cats and other animals. All felines, from big wild cats to domestic small cats, have common features. Scientists claim that the cat species evolved about 40 million years ago from an animal similar to weasels. To make a comparison, human erectus, the first human being, evolved approximately 1, 8 million years ago.
The first domesticated cats are attributed to early Egyptian people who lived in the Upper Egypt area of the Nile. These first domestic cats were valued because they chased and killed small rodents and snakes. These pest animals constantly damaged the grain which was the main food source of Egyptians. Cats were an effective way for them to deal with these pests, so people kept them around.
As humans and cats got to know each other and their fear disappeared, a stronger and closer (more…)