Are there domesticated cats in Africa?

What countries have domesticated cats?

Cats were first domesticated in the Near East around 7500 BC. It was long thought that cat domestication was initiated in ancient Egypt, as since around 3100 BC veneration was given to cats there.

Cat.

Domestic cat
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Felidae
Subfamily: Felinae
Genus: Felis

Are there small cats in Africa?

The black-footed cat (Felis nigripes), also called the small-spotted cat, is the smallest wild cat in Africa, having a head-and-body length of 35–52 cm (14–20 in). Despite its name, only the soles of its feet are black or dark brown.

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.

What species of cat is native to Asia?

The Asian golden cat (Catopuma temminckii) is a medium-sized wild cat native to the northeastern Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, and southern China.

Asian golden cat
Genus: Catopuma
Species: C. temminckii
Binomial name
Catopuma temminckii (Vigors & Horsfield, 1827)
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