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The cat (or domestic cat, house cat) is a small carnivorous mammal and a subspecies of the wild cat.

The cat is a skilled predator and intelligent animal, known to hunt over 1,000 species for food, and capable of being trained (and learning by itself) to obey simple commands and manipulate simple mechanisms.

It has lived in close association with humans for 3,500 to 9,500 years.

Cats come in dozens of breeds and a variety of colours.

Hairless and tailless breeds have been developed from naturally occurring mutations.

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