The Captivating History of Cats

The earliest cats evolved from small wildcats in Africa and the Middle East around 10,000 years ago.

Evolved from Wildcats 

Ancient Egyptians worshipped cats as gods, embalmed and mummified them in temples.


As cats migrated along trade routes, their popularity spread globally due to their pest control skills.

Trade Routes  

Cats were killed en masse in Medieval times due to superstitions associating them with witchcraft.

Ages for Cats 

As superstitions faded, cats once again rose to beloved house pets status starting in the 1800s.  

Become Pampered Pets   

Cat breeds developed through selective breeding began emerging in the late 1800s.

Cat Breeds Emerge

Cats were sent to space on early shuttle missions to study the effects of zero gravity.  

Cats in Space

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