It was around nine million years ago as the first ancestors of the wildcat (Felis silvestris) appeared.
The wildcat has its origins in Asia and appeared originally in the Pleistocene age along with the Felis lunensis species.
Subsequently different suborders spread over the whole of the old world.
The domestic cat (Felis catus) is a carnivorous mammal.
It originates from the North African wildcat Felis silvestris f. Lybica and has been kept as a pet for the last 9500 years.
Domestic cats are known world-wide.
They are a synanthropic species.
They have adapted themselves to different geographic and climatic conditions and live in many regions, self sufficient and independent of people.
In many areas they have had a decisive influence on the evolution of native animal species and are regarded as pests.
Above all in closed off regions (Australia; New Zealand; many South-sea Islands) where, never before, were there such comparable predators, imported domestic cats have led to the decimation of resident fauna.
A live-in cat which is well treated and cared for by its owner can reach the age of 12 to 15 years.
Ages of more than 20 years have been recorded.
Well, so much for trivialities.
No matter how short or long the hair, no matter how large or small the ears……
Big, small, striped, of one colour, distinguished, roguish or aristocratic:
They are all here.
A collection of 33 different cats is to be seen.
Don’t you just want to hug them all?
That is…unless you‘re a mouse or a bird, or something else edible coming around the corner.
Legend in English, French, Italian, Spanish and German.
Size 68x 98 cm
Art Print on 200g paper, varnished, matt.