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Where do cougars occur?
The cougar occurs on a vast range from the Canadian Yukon to the southern Andes of South America. It is the widest range of any large wild terrestrial mammal in the Western Hemisphere.
Which of the following cats is the closest relative of cougar?
The cougar is more closely related to smaller felines, including the domestic cat, than to any species of subfamily Pantherinae (of which only the jaguar is native to the Americas).
What are vibrissae?
wild cats from Borneo
muscle trembling during sleep
a type of mammalian hair
parasites living in mammalian fur
Whiskers or vibrissae are a type of mammalian hair that are typically characterised, anatomically, by their long length, large and well-innervated hair follicle, and by having an identifiable representation in the somatosensory cortex of the brain. They are specialised for tactile sensing. Vibrissae grow in various places on most mammals, including all primates except humans.
The wild ancestor of a domestic cat is...
The association of African wildcats and humans appears to have developed along with the establishment of settlements during the Neolithic Revolution, when rodents in grain stores of early farmers attracted wildcats. This association ultimately led to it being tamed and domesticated: the domestic cat is the direct descendant of the African wildcat. It was one of the revered cats in ancient Egypt. The European wildcat has been the subject of mythology and literature.
What is the name of the ancient Egyptian cat goddess?
Bastet was a goddess of ancient Egyptian religion, worshiped as early as the Second Dynasty (2890 BCE). Her name also is rendered as B'sst, Baast, Ubaste, and Baset. In ancient Greek religion, she was known as Ailuros("cat"). Bastet was worshipped in Bubastis in Lower Egypt, originally as a lioness goddess, a role shared by other deities such as Sekhmet. Eventually Bastet and Sekhmet were characterized as two aspects of the same goddess, with Sekhmet representing the powerful warrior and protector aspect and Bastet, who increasingly was depicted as a cat, representing a gentler aspect
What's the biggest house cat in the world?
Norwegian Forest Cat
The Savannah is a hybrid cat breed. It is a cross between a serval and a domestic cat. The Savannahs' tall and slim build give them the appearance of greater size than their actual weight. Size is very dependent on generation and sex, with F1 hybrid male cats usually being the largest.
What breed is a Garfield cat?
The Exotic Shorthair is a breed of cat developed to be a short-haired version of the Persian. The Exotic is similar to the Persian in many ways, including temperament and conformation, a flat nose and face with the exceptions of the short dense coat. The fictional representative of this breed is Garfield - the protagonist of many comics and animated films.
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