felis silvestrisWritten by Dr. Nicole Cummings

Ever wonder how your docile furry feline could be related to the vicious cats in the wild? A recent genetic analysis done by Carlos Driscoll of the National Cancer Institute in Maryland claims to trace the transformation back to a single wild ancestor about 10,000 years ago, and who still lives in the remote deserts of Israel and Saudi Arabia!

Check it out the original article: https://www.livescience.com/animals/070628_cat_family.html

Check out also the Wikipedia article.

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