The Cat (Felis silvestris catus), also known as the Domestic Cat or House Cat to distinguish it

The Cat (Felis silvestris catus), also known as the Domestic Cat or House Cat to distinguish it from other felines, is a small carnivorous species of mammal that is often valued by humans for its companionship and its ability to hunt vermin. It has been associated with humans for at least 9,500 years,[3] possibly much longer.[4] A skilled predator, the cat is known to hunt over 1,000 species for food. It is intelligent and can be trained to obey simple commands. Individual cats have also been known to learn to manipulate simple mechanisms. Cats use a variety of vocalizations and types of body language for communication, including mewing (meow or miaow), purring, hissing, growling, squeaking, chirping, clicking, and grunting.[5]

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