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THEY ROLL, THEY PLAY, THEY STALK THEIR PREY. THEY FALL ASLEEP FOR HALF THE DAY…What else could we be talking about but cats! 🐱🐯

Big or little, domesticated or wild, there are many traits that all cats share. Although house cats have lived alongside humans for thousands of years, their DNA has changed very little in that time. Researchers have shown that house cats share 95.6% of their genome with tigers!

Get your claws stuck into the full story PDF,and find out why you should think of your cat as the little lion in your living room!

Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) close up of eyes, Ranthambore NP, Rajasthan, India  -  Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) close up of eyes, Ranthambore NP, Rajasthan, India
Semi-longhaired domestic tabby and white cat (Felis catus) panoramic image, detail of eyes, France.  -  Klein & Hubert
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Klein & Hubert / Semi-longhaired domestic tabby and white cat (Felis catus) panoramic image, detail of eyes, France.
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) stalking deer, Ranthambore NP, Rajasthan, India, sequence 5/5 (non-ex)  -  Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) stalking deer, Ranthambore NP, Rajasthan, India, sequence 5/5 (non-ex)
Profile of shorthair tabby cat (Felis catus) stalking / prowling.  -  Jane Burton
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Jane Burton / Profile of shorthair tabby cat (Felis catus) stalking / prowling.
Domestic Cat (Felis catus) kitten playing with rubber ball in garden, Lower Saxony, Germany  -  Duncan Usher
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Duncan Usher / Domestic Cat (Felis catus) kitten playing with rubber ball in garden, Lower Saxony, Germany
African lion (Panthera leo) cub with very large elephant dung, Etosha National Park, Namibia October  -  Tony Heald
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Tony Heald / African lion (Panthera leo) cub with very large elephant dung, Etosha National Park, Namibia October
Tabby kitten (age 7 weeks) playing with pink ball of wool on white background.  -  Klein & Hubert
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Klein & Hubert / Tabby kitten (age 7 weeks) playing with pink ball of wool on white background.
African Lion (Panthera leo) curious four month old cub, playing with tortoise, vulnerable, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, sequence 2 of 4  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / African Lion (Panthera leo) curious four month old cub, playing with tortoise, vulnerable, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, sequence 2 of 4
Portrait of domestic ragdoll cat , male 'Shiloh' age 13 on a bed. Brighton, Victoria, Australia  -  Doug Gimesy
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Doug Gimesy / Portrait of domestic ragdoll cat , male 'Shiloh' age 13 on a bed. Brighton, Victoria, Australia
African Leopard (Panthera pardus) sleeping in tree. Masai Mara, Kenya, Africa.  -  Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / African Leopard (Panthera pardus) sleeping in tree. Masai Mara, Kenya, Africa.
Tabby and white kitten stretching.  -  Mark Taylor
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Mark Taylor / Tabby and white kitten stretching.
Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) cub stretching, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania  -  Theo Allofs
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Theo Allofs / Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) cub stretching, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
Tabby and white kitten (age two and a half months) jumping on to hay bale, France.  -  Klein & Hubert
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Klein & Hubert / Tabby and white kitten (age two and a half months) jumping on to hay bale, France.
Mountain lion (Puma concolor) jumping, captive. Sequence 1 of 6  -  Sylvain Cordier
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Sylvain Cordier / Mountain lion (Puma concolor) jumping, captive. Sequence 1 of 6
Tuxedo kitten age five weeks, sticking tongue out with milk bottles, France.  -  Klein & Hubert
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Klein & Hubert / Tuxedo kitten age five weeks, sticking tongue out with milk bottles, France.
RF - Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris) flehmen response, Ranthambhore, India. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)  -  Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / RF - Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris) flehmen response, Ranthambhore, India. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Tabby domestic cat {Felis catus} mother carrying ginger kitten, UK  -  Jane Burton
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Jane Burton / Tabby domestic cat {Felis catus} mother carrying ginger kitten, UK
Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) mother carrying its cub aged 4 to 5 weeks, Masai-Mara Game Reserve, Kenya. Vulnerable species.  -  Denis-Huot
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Denis-Huot / Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) mother carrying its cub aged 4 to 5 weeks, Masai-Mara Game Reserve, Kenya. Vulnerable species.
Portrait of domestic ragdoll cat , male age 13, laying on back on wooden table bench outside looking at camera. Victoria, Australia.  -  Doug Gimesy
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Doug Gimesy / Portrait of domestic ragdoll cat , male age 13, laying on back on wooden table bench outside looking at camera. Victoria, Australia.
Sri Lankan leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya) rolling on its back, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka  -  Lucas Bustamante
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Lucas Bustamante / Sri Lankan leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya) rolling on its back, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
Tigress rubs face on tree trunk - scent marking her home range. Ranthambhore NP India  -  Anup Shah
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Anup Shah / Tigress rubs face on tree trunk - scent marking her home range. Ranthambhore NP India
Seal point Siamese-cross cat (Felis catus) scent rubbing / bunting against a child's chair.  -  Mark Taylor
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Mark Taylor / Seal point Siamese-cross cat (Felis catus) scent rubbing / bunting against a child's chair.
Tabby cat climbing on tree.  -  Klein & Hubert
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Klein & Hubert / Tabby cat climbing on tree.
Leopard (Panthera pardus) sixteen month old cub climbing tree, Jao Reserve, Botswana  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Leopard (Panthera pardus) sixteen month old cub climbing tree, Jao Reserve, Botswana
British Longhair Cat, kitten on scratching post, choco-tabby-white / Highlander, Lowlander, Britanica  -  Petra Wegner
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Petra Wegner / British Longhair Cat, kitten on scratching post, choco-tabby-white / Highlander, Lowlander, Britanica
RF - Male African lion (Panthera leo) scratching tree at Big Marsh, Nogorongoro Conservation Area / Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. March. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or ro...  -  Nick Garbutt
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Nick Garbutt / RF - Male African lion (Panthera leo) scratching tree at Big Marsh, Nogorongoro Conservation Area / Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. March. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or ro...
Bengal cat standing walking over pine needles.  -  Mark Taylor
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Mark Taylor / Bengal cat standing walking over pine needles.
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris) tigress 'Arrowhead', Ranthambhore, India  -  Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris) tigress 'Arrowhead', Ranthambhore, India
Leopard (Panthera pardus) yawning, South Africa  -  Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Leopard (Panthera pardus) yawning, South Africa
Tabby and white kitten, 2 months, yawning on flowerpots, France.  -  Klein & Hubert
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Klein & Hubert / Tabby and white kitten, 2 months, yawning on flowerpots, France.
Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) running in snow. Controlled conditions.  -  Klein & Hubert
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Klein & Hubert / Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) running in snow. Controlled conditions.
Domestic Tabby and white semi-longhaired cat (Felis silvestris catus) running in snow, France.  -  Klein & Hubert
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Klein & Hubert / Domestic Tabby and white semi-longhaired cat (Felis silvestris catus) running in snow, France.
Snow Leopard (Panthera uncia) wild male peering over snow during snowfall before collaring, Sarychat-Ertash Strict Nature Reserve, Tien Shan Mountains, eastern Kyrgyzstan  -  Sebastian Kennerknecht
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Sebastian Kennerknecht / Snow Leopard (Panthera uncia) wild male peering over snow during snowfall before collaring, Sarychat-Ertash Strict Nature Reserve, Tien Shan Mountains, eastern Kyrgyzstan
Semi-longhaired tabby kitten, age five weeks, peering from between autumn leaves.  -  Klein & Hubert
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Klein & Hubert / Semi-longhaired tabby kitten, age five weeks, peering from between autumn leaves.
European lynx (Lynx lynx) kittens in den, after being tagged by the biologists from KORA, Simmental Valley, Switzerland, June. Contact us to download file - minimum fees apply.  -  Laurent Geslin
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Laurent Geslin / European lynx (Lynx lynx) kittens in den, after being tagged by the biologists from KORA, Simmental Valley, Switzerland, June. Contact us to download file - minimum fees apply.
Three tabby and white kittens, age two months, standing on root in garden.  -  Klein & Hubert
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Klein & Hubert / Three tabby and white kittens, age two months, standing on root in garden.
Leopard (Panthera pardus) male hunting in long grass, Okavango Delta, Botswana  -  Christophe Courteau
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Christophe Courteau / Leopard (Panthera pardus) male hunting in long grass, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Brown Burmese cat stalking. Wiltshire, UK  -  TJ Rich
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TJ Rich / Brown Burmese cat stalking. Wiltshire, UK
Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) head portrait yawning, Serengeti NP, Tanzania, East Africa, January  -  Staffan Widstrand
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Staffan Widstrand / Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) head portrait yawning, Serengeti NP, Tanzania, East Africa, January
Birman, blue-point tomcat yawning  -  Petra Wegner
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Petra Wegner / Birman, blue-point tomcat yawning
Leopard cub sleeping on mother {Panthera pardus} note Tick on cheek, Kenya  -  Anup Shah
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Anup Shah / Leopard cub sleeping on mother {Panthera pardus} note Tick on cheek, Kenya
Two cats sleeping {Felis catus}  -  Shattil & Rozinski
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Shattil & Rozinski / Two cats sleeping {Felis catus}
African Lion (Panthera leo) portrait of male yawning, Washington Park Zoo, Portland, Oregon  -  Gerry Ellis
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Gerry Ellis / African Lion (Panthera leo) portrait of male yawning, Washington Park Zoo, Portland, Oregon
Cat yawning, Konan, Aichi, Japan, February.  -  Aflo
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Aflo / Cat yawning, Konan, Aichi, Japan, February.
Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) running, Kenya (non-ex)  -  Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) running, Kenya (non-ex)
Semi-longhaired tabby and white kitten running in grass in summer. France.  -  Klein & Hubert
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Klein & Hubert / Semi-longhaired tabby and white kitten running in grass in summer. France.
African Lion (Panthera leo) female, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Botswana  -  Vincent Grafhorst
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Vincent Grafhorst / African Lion (Panthera leo) female, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Botswana
Calico cat (Felis silvestris catus) head portrait with open mouth, Provence, France.  -  Klein & Hubert
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Klein & Hubert / Calico cat (Felis silvestris catus) head portrait with open mouth, Provence, France.
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