Thursday, June 28, 2007

Cats - with us for 130,000 years???!!!

Woah! The last I heard, it was believed the cat had been domesticated for about 9,500 years, but now, scientists have traced the modern cats' genetic lineage, and it looks like it broke off from its wild ancestors about 130,000 years ago! That's crazy! Wow. And, it turns out that the pet cat comes from the Middle East - not from wild cats in other regions, as was also believed. Neat-o! What they can't do with genetics testing these days - it's a really interesting time to be alive! We're learning so much, about where we came from, and where we're going. :)

Read the full article here, on the BBC.