A dog and a cat are animals considered close to humans, and often both are kept in the same house. But the relationship of friendship between them cannot be established, and whenever there is an opportunity, they growl at each other instead of fighting. Don’t avoid either.
American scientists have found the answer to why this is so, and they say that the roots of ‘family rivalry’ between them are very deep historically.
A report published in Al-Argal magazine cites North American scientists who have found some fossils that show that 18 million years ago there was a war between the two that was so intense that it 40 species of dogs also became extinct.
The report states that animals similar to the current form of cats had adversely affected animals in the Americas whose structures closely resembled the current form of dogs.
At that time, dogs were also present in large numbers in North America, with which cats had a special affinity.
From the remains of animals, it has been revealed to scientists that some species of dogs also became extinct due to climate change, while cats proved to be tougher than the weather.
Wars continued between the two over the issue of food.
The report states that about 20 million years ago, more than 30 species of dogs lived in North America, while cats were present in the middle regions of Asia and Alaska.
However, there were some ancient cat species in North America that were more adept at catching prey than dogs, while dogs were also carnivores and both had similar prey. War was declared against them.
It is also suggested that the wild cats of that time included animals such as the current leopard and tiger, which attacked dogs indiscriminately and resulted in the extinction of 40 species and only nine species of dog. gone.
Experts trace the conflict between dogs and cats to this period, and tigers, leopards, etc., belonging to the cat race, continue to fight with wolves and raccoons, both of which belong to the dog family.