Photo of the Week – 20 May 2019

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African Wild Cat © Andre Demblon

The African Wild Cat – Felis libyca – is golden brown to yellow-grey in colour. It’s fur is shorter than that of the European subspecies and it is also considerably smaller. Today’s domestic cats are generally believed to be descendants of the African Wild Cat which were tamed by the Egyptians over 4,000 years ago to control rats and mice raiding their granaries.

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