Unlike other species, today’s cats are bigger than their ancestors. But no one seems to know why.
Most species, including dogs, get smaller when they become domesticated. But, perhaps due to their sometimes perverse nature, today’s cats are bigger than their wild ancestors were.
Why are cats different? No one knows for sure, but experts theorize the reason might be as simple as regular meals.
And it’s possible that this applies only to cats in Denmark. That’s where researchers had the grisly task of sifting through bags of ancient animal bones looking for some that belonged to cats.
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