Are all cats from Africa?

What kind of cats come from Africa?

African wildcats were first domesticated about 10,000 years ago in the Near East, and are the ancestors of the domestic cat (F. catus). Crossings between domestic cats and African wildcats are still common today.

African wildcat
Genus: Felis
Species: F. lybica
Binomial name
Felis lybica Forster, 1780

What is the most famous cat in Africa?

The big cats of southern Africa’s golden savannahs are world-renowned. The lion and the leopard are part of the continent’s famous Big Five, while the cheetah is undoubtedly one of the most sought-after safari sightings.

Are cats descended from lions?

The cuddly domesticated house cats we love so much today are in fact descendants of lions and tigers, who are successors of early carnivores known as miacids. From here modern wild cats evolved into three key species – the European wild cat, the African wild cat and the Asiatic desert cat.

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