Around 10,000 years ago, a transition was underway in the Fertile Crescent. As tribes of nomadic hunters and gatherers began establishing permanent agrarian-based settlements, the African Wildcats in the region began providing humans with a valuable service: preying on the mice and other pests that fed on the harvests. Learn more about these remarkable cats, and how over the years, their descendants made a transition of their own—from life in the wilderness to life in our homes.
Message From Purina ONE
At Purina ONE, we believe a better understanding of the lives and behaviors of a wild ancestor, the African Wildcat, will help enrich the lives of domestic cats. And you can play an active role. We invite you to join the journey, and the conversation.