Cats are Cuckoos

Cats win at Evolution,” (from Cave People and Stuff,) is a great article about the evolution of cats from primate-predator to primate-parasite.

A quote:

“The domestic cat – aka Felis catus or Felis silvestris catus – is the same size as a human infant.  Its mew sounds very similar to the cry of a newborn human baby.  It has a round face with big eyes, like a human infant.  The domestic cat has gone down the same evolutionary route as the cuckoo, only much further.  Its entire life-cycle involves imitating baby humans and being coddled, fed and protected as though it were a human infant.”

Fabulous post. Go read it all.

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