Kitty close up
A cat is a small, carnivorous animal native to every continent excluding Antarctica. There are thousands of breeds of cats across Earth and a few more famous ones include the American shorthair, Maine Coon, and the Siamese. A young cat is called a kitten.
They have powerful bodies, great vision, and razor-sharp teeth and claws. Most cats are self-reliant, stalking their prey alone in the dark or in dusk. One species has also succeeded in living with people, and is now kept as a pet around the world. Cats can survive on any meat of fish they can catch. When hungry, even the largest cats will eat insects.
Except for tigers, most wild cats attack people only if they are too old to catch their usual animal prey.
The domestic cat (Felis catus or Felis silvestris catus) is a small, usually furry, domesticated, and mostly-carnivorous mammal. It is often called the housecat when kept as an indoor pet, or simply the cat when there is no need to distinguish it from other felids and felines. Cats are often valued by humans for companionship and their ability to hunt vermin and household pests.
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