Last week we discussed the evolution of the domestic cat, which apparently evolved (or was selected) from a population of the wildcat, Felis silvestris, inhabiting the Middle East. Here are a mother and kittens of the European wildcat (same species), taken only yesterday in Germany’s Opel Zoo. Photo courtesy of ZooBorns.
(P.Z. and I are on a campaign to show that we’re really softies underneath and that not all atheists are hateful and grumpy curmudgeons.)