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How We Domesticated Cats

Unlike dogs, it’s difficult to get cats to do stuff. So how on earth did we domesticate these sometimes lovable felines? Actually, feral cats are thought to have been domesticated twice–once in southeast Asia 10,000 years ago and again in Egypt 3,500 years ago. Today, cats have truly taken over the world with an estimated population of 600,000 million. In the following video, PBS Eons tells us the story of how the close relationship between cats and humans began and is still flourishing today.

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