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Cats owe their playful nature to the Egyptians

A genetic study by researchers from the Jacques Monod Institute in Paris has revealed a lineage of cats from Egypt began spreading around the world …

Cats Domesticated Themselves, Ancient DNA Shows

A comprehensive survey of cat genes suggests that even after felines wandered into our lives, they remained largely unchanged for thousands of years.<p>In true feline form, cats took their time deciding whether to jump into humans’ laps.<p>In a new comprehensive study of the spread of domesticated cats, …

Evolution

How Cats Used Humans to Conquer the World

Ancient DNA from 209 cats over 9,000 years tell the story of their dispersal.<p>Sometime around the invention of agriculture, the cats came crawling. It was mice and rats, probably, that attracted the wild felines. The rats came because of stores of grain, made possible by human agriculture. And so …

Anthropology

Cat Vs Lion: How A Kitten Took On A Big Cat And Survived To Tell The Tale

If there's one thing to be said about cats, it's that they are not afraid of anything. Take, for instance, Baggy, a pint-sized housecat who took it …

Feral cat trap and neuter program cuts local shelters' euthanasia rates

Local shelter managers say they are beginning to see the fruits of a pilot program in which feral cats are trapped, neutered and released back into …

Cats

How TNR Groups Help Feral Cats In The Community

Advertisement<p>Did you know that 70% of all cats that wind up in shelters are euthanized? For feral cats, that number goes up to nearly 100% because …

Cats

Bobcat kitten euthanized after it bit man who found her

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Authorities euthanized a 3-week-old bobcat kitten that had been rescued from the wild, saying wild animals cannot be quarantined like dogs and cats if worries about rabies crop up.<p>Georgia Lafita, the certified wildlife rehabilitator who was caring for the kitten, said she saw no …

Cats

This Company Pays Employees To Adopt Cats

BRB, applying to work here immediately.<p>A company in Japan seems like it’s pretty much purr-adise for cat lovers.<p>Not only does Ferray, an IT Firm in Tokyo, allow employees to bring their cats into the office, but the company gives workers a bonus if they adopt a cat.<p>“I also give 5,000 yen (about …

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Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales

New South Wales

Cats of the Urban Wild

The Arts

Cats in the Crosshairs: How to Confront the Problem of Feral Felines

Conservationists can never perfectly manage an ecosystem, but this is a problem that's creating an obvious ecological imbalance and should—and can—be …

Cats

Beautiful Footage of the Legendary Felines Who Inhabit Japan's Famous Cat Island

After visiting the famous Rabbit Island in Japan, the filmmakers of Beat Down Boogie decided that a day at Japan’s famous Cat Island would be the …

Cat owners everywhere are building 'catios' in their backyard. These photos prove the latest craze is real

It's no secret that pet owners will go above and beyond to please their pets. But, we have to admit, the catio is taking animal luxury to a whole new …

Cats

New Zealand's Dirty Little Secret

<b>*Co-authored with Bill Benfield, author and resident of the North Island of New Zealand</b><p>New Zealand’s image to the world is one of unspoiled paradise. Stunning mountain peaks, crystal clear rivers, unspoiled national parks, and a brilliant “100% Pure” advertising campaign attracts travelers from …

New Zealand

The 'Cat Man of Aleppo' loves dogs, too

Mohammad Alaa Jaleel is known as the "Cat Man of Aleppo." Due to the nonstop warfare being waged in Syria, families are often forced to flee their …

This Birding Life » Bird Watcher's Digest

Episode 64: Voices of India<p>Episode 63: Voices of the Honduras Birding for Conservation Tour<p>Episode 62: An Interview with Rockjumper Birding …

Respect Your Cat (Not That It Cares)

It seems as if there’s always some kind of feline holiday crouched around the corner, wriggling its bottom, ready to pounce. National Cat Day, National Feral Cat Day, National Hairball Awareness Day, Happy Mew Year — even the dog days of August are filled with feline jubilees.<p>A celebration on …

Ohio State University

Friendly Felines: Cats Like People (Really!), Study Says

Do cats like being around people, or are they only using humans to open doors and operate can openers? A new study suggests that human contact is …

Cats

The Inner Life of Cats Reveals Fascinating Feline Secrets

<b>The Inner Life of Cats is an outstanding review and myth buster</b><p>Cats are fascinating animals. I'm always looking for information on these mysterious …

Cats

How to kill wild animals humanely for conservation

An international group offers guidance to help reduce pain and suffering in animals destined for culling.<p>Every year, trained professionals kill …

Catnip to cat lovers everywhere: your fluffy friend loves you right back

Research has shown that cats love human company above all else. That may be news to some – but not to me and my loyal, sociable sidekick<p>In very important news: cats are nice. Yes, that’s right – forget about Legs-it; purge your mind of Trump’s climate change idiocy (if only) and don’t worry about …

Cats

Caturday Blogging: Should I Let My Cat Outside?

"So close and yet so far." Image via Buckie Wells.<p>For Caturday, we discuss whether it’s a good idea to let your cat outside and some of the dilemmas …

Big Love for Small Cats

Those of us who love the majesty of big cats often find ourselves mesmerized by footage of tigers, pumas, and lions going about their daily lives. We are fascinated by their agility, speed, instincts, and behaviors. It’s easy to see the similarities big cats share with their smaller, domestic …

Cats

TNR Is Dangerous Both to Cats and to Other Animals

<b>By Daphna Nachminovitch</b><p>By the time she called PETA for help, one of the stray cats the woman had been feeding was in critical condition, suffering from a massive tumor that had closed off his ear canal. In another case, a cat appeared at a feeder’s home with grotesquely swollen paws oozing with …

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'Get your cat neutered to protect one of Scotland's most treasured species'

Sign up to our Lifestyle newsletter<p>Pet owners are being urged to get their cats involved in the fight to protect one of Scotland’s most treasured …

High levels of chemicals found in indoor cats - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

A study from Stockholm University have now established what was previously suspected, that the high levels of brominated flame retardants measured in …

The last word on releasing cats to live outdoors

I have been active in trap-neuter-release (TNR) for many years, and I have a colony of ferals living on my property. Dog walkers have harassed me and …

Cats do not harm children's mental health, study finds

New research brings some good news for cat lovers. Contrary to previous claims, researchers have found no link between cat ownership in childhood and …

Owning Cats Doesn't Lead to Schizophrenia

Good news for kitty lovers.<p>Not only are cats adorable and entertaining, but we also know that having a pet can be great for our mental health. Aside from their sharp death claws and likelihood to someday rule us all as overlords, it seems there's no downside to having a kitty. That is until we …