How long have cats been domesticated?

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asked Nov 29, 2018 in Cats by Mazlos (190 points)
How long have cats been domesticated?

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answered Nov 29, 2018 by Adf289 (35,810 points)
Cats were first domesticated around 9,000 years ago in Ancient Egypt.

Cats have been on earth for millions of years and it's estimated that cats have existed here on earth for 40 to 50 million years.

The cats earliest ancestor is A weasel like animal called Miacis.

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