1,200-year-old pet cat re­ally is some­fang else

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HU­MANS have been spoil­ing their pets for hun­dreds of years – as this skele­ton of a tooth­less cat from 800AD reveals.

The re­mains, found in Kaza­khstan, showed it was prop­erly buried and had been fed a high-pro­tein diet, which ac­counted for its miss­ing fangs.

Dr Ash­leigh Haruda, of Martin Luther Univer­sity in Ger­many, said it was ‘re­mark­able’ the cat was looked af­ter in 800AD, as sci­en­tists thought pets were not kept in Asia un­til much later.


Skele­ton: Anal­y­sis showed it was a cat cared for by hu­mans

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