6 Ancient Cat Breeds That Still Exist

Revered in ancient Egypt, or linked to witches in the Middle Ages, cats have been part of human history for a long time. They would have been domesticated nearly 12,000 years ago. But do you know which are the oldest races that still exist?

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6. Turkish Angora

As its name suggests, this breed originates from Turkey, and more precisely from mountainous regions. Its coat, soft and mid-length, is an adaptation of the difficult climates that can be encountered in this area. Often white-haired, this breed has been documented in France since the 1600s! Some assumptions have been made about the domestication of this cat. This feline is possibly a descendant of the manul cat, a small cat domesticated by the Tartars.

Melissa LepoureauMay 30, 2022

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