Our Favourite Domestic Animals and Their Wild Ancestors

Human evolution has highly influenced with the domestication of wild animals that begun with dogs. Protection, Food, Sustenance, and Labor were the major reasons for humans creating a permanent settlement for animals. But all these domestic animals have such wild ancestors that you would never wish to come across.

Domestic Pooches & Gray Wolf

Dogs love has never been disappeared from human life. Dogs are true examples of love, protection, and loyalty. From Siberian Huskies to Chihuahua, there are more than 400 dog breeds. Alaskan Malamute, Siberian Husky, Czechoslovakian Wolfdog, Kugsha, Samoyed, Tamaskan, Canadian Eskimo Dog, Northern Inuit Dog, Utonagan, German Shepherd, and Saarloos Wolfdog are the dog breeds that are said to be decedents of wolves.

Domestic Goat & Bezoar

There are 200 goat breeds most of which are descended from the wild goat – bezoar or Capra aegagrus. These spry goats might seem unfriendly at first but their meat, milk, and ability to turn sparse vegetation into hides made the effort worth of settlers. And, for those silky cashmere coats, you can thank the fluffy domestic goats.

Domestic Pig & Wild Boar

Around 9000 years ago, the wild and terrifying boars were domesticated separately in China and Europe. But look at them now! Surly boars have developed into chubby and cute domestic pigs. From pink swine to hairy monstrous land breed, there are around 70 pig breeds that can be domesticated. Apart from their meet, pigs are a highly intelligent creature and the new medical research has shown that pigs might provide you a heart – you know, to replace the one you clogged with fat and junkies.

Domestic Cat & African Wild Cat

Felis silvestris lybica, the African wildcat, is said to be the ancestor of all domestic cats. An archaeologist found cat bones in China those were 5,300 years old. The same was found in Egypt. There are 50 cat breeds that have been founded until now. Cats come in diverse colors, sizes, and appearances.

All these domestic animals have not just helped us to get a better lifestyle through meat, fur, and milk, but also they have proven to be the best cure for stress and anxiety. However, people nowadays are adopting these animals by giving lots of love and permanent shelter.