What makes cats such successful species? | On2Pets

Facts:
36 - 40 Species of cats
“King of the jungle” - the lion
Largest cat – the tiger
Diversity:
The diversity of cat is important to their conservation.
Body Form:
Acute senses, hair-trigger reflexes, explosive muscular strength, supple skeleton.
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Cat in desert

Cats have been around for millions of years and have had a very long relationship with humans.  It’s been said that they were first domesticated about 10,000 years ago. The house cat, surprisingly, is a relative to 36 - 40 other species. All which are distinct from one another. One of the reasons cats have remained conserved throughout the years is due to their high diversity. Most cats are known to be highly adaptable and can live practically anywhere. Cats have been known to live and settle in almost any urban area or agriculture and can live in the highest mountain and even in the hottest deserts!!
 cat climbing tree

 

Cats enjoy peering from high places, and most of this is due to their instinct. Early big cats lived in the rainforest and would resort to elevated places like trees for safety or to prey on others. Climbing trees provides a cat with a better vantage point and helps them escape from predators. The tree branches and leaves also provide the camouflage needed for the cat’s survival from flying predators. Over the years, this behavior tendency to be in higher places has helped conserve the species.

 

Cat's body

 

The cat’s body is one of many feats which makes them the ultimate solo hunter. A huge part of their survival and what makes them such successful species is their extremely efficient body type. Their amazing body build adapts well in extreme conditions.

 

 

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