The Story of Cats
The Geological History of Wild Cats

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Asia to Africa
Discover how the first cats arose in the forests of Asia, how they spread across the continent, and later came to conquer Africa. We reveal how they evolved flexible limbs…
Into the Americas
We discover how cats first crossed from Asia into North America and how they went on to become the top predators of the continent. Today there are 13 feline species…

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