Are domestic cats naturally wild animals?

I have heard at least one authority on the subject of house cats refer to them as

Are humans wild or domesticated animals?

I've been thinking about this question a lot. I understand that the term domesticated means to be bred to be of service to human beings; however, if I were to ask this question I would have meant domesticated to be

Are lions the most fearless wild animals?

You gotta be kidding me!No! Lion's aren't the most fearless wild animals.Lions are indeed formidable predators, efficient hunters and overall totally magnificent creatures. They thrive in the Savannah and successfully take down big game. Their strength lies in their numbers.

Are the wolves and bears of Yellowstone National Park a problem beyond the park's boundaries?

Yes. Wolves and bears do not respect the park boundaries and do encroach on adjacent communities and ranches.Grisly outlook: Bears kill more and more livestockThe wolves are more controversial because they were intentionally introduced into Yellowstone.Report: Wolves killed record number of livestock in WyomingOf course,

Are there any cases of wild animals saving humans?

Yes there are that I recall of wild animals saving or trying to rescue distressed humans. My favourite are marine animals most notably from the orca family, from dolphins to shark killers like killerwhales (orcas), even seals .I remember reading about orcas in Europe

Are wild animals afraid of fire?

Generally Wild Animals tend to avoid Bright Light in The Darkness, & also During The Hot Afternoons in Summer Season they will Relax under a Tree or in a cave or in a hole dug underground to get rid of The Hot Sun by Panting, The Wild animals will

Can animals communicate with one another?

Of course they can. Life would be pretty miserable to all species on earth if they were unable to communicate. We can only communicate with a percentage of humans because of language barriers so must rely on other non-verbal methods to get by, animals do all

Can even wild animals be our friends?

Having spent much quality time in the countryside with very sparse human company, I had come to appreciate the possibilities of peaceful co-existence with otherwise wild animals that can, in some cases, lead to enduring friendship.Over time and with patience,

Can polar bears, brown bears, or grizzlies interbreed?

Yes, and the hybrid is called a grolar bear or pizzly bear. Since 2006 or so there have been at least 9 sightings in the wild and some have been confirmed with DNA. There is even a DNA confirmed second generation one. We knew it could happen already from zoo studies. And there is a specimen form the 1860s

Do animals use medicine in nature?

Yes absolutely.Humans have learnt so much from the animal kingdom, domesticated to wildlife, in what plants to choose to trial medication.All medication derived from plants, then chemically -in the easiest term- mimicked to mass produce. Same effect, just a chemical reproduction.Think of an opioid for pain; Poppy seeds, Opium was known to ancient Greek

Do grizzly bears kill black bears?

Black bears and Grizzlies have a mutual respect sort of thing going and normally leave each other alone. In a fight, they are surprisingly evenly matched. A full-sized grizzly has a lot more mass but a full-sized black bear is quicker. This means that if a grizzly

Do wild animals consciously keep fit?

One of the things that BUGS me about wild animals like lions and tigers and bears (oh my!) is that they way they are put together, they do NOT need to consciously and conscientiously exercise to maintain essential fitness. I have to work pretty

Do wild animals enjoy life?

Animals have priorities in their lives. obviously survival is at the top of its list. Getting food, water, finding mates, finding and controlling territory is usually what fills an animal's life. This doesn't mean they don't have fun or enjoy things. As babies

Have you ever been attacked by a bear while you were hiking in the woods and why did the bear attack you? Was it hungry or defending it's territory?

No. I would never go into bear territory unprepared to defend myself against a bear.People who ask the question

Have you ever been attacked by a wild animal? What was it like?

Are you kidding?As much time as I have spent in the wild it would be odd indeed had I not been attacked by wild animals.I have been, by several, on numerous occasions.While turd hunting, late summers, at Salmon Creek, every time, just before dark, I would be

Have you ever had a close up encounter with a polar bear? If so, what was it like?

I, personally, have never had a close-up encounter with a live polar bear. The closest I came is that one day when I was in grade school, there was a bear in town and we all had to stay inside after school.Polar bears are incredibly large. Like, it's hard to grasp just how big a full size

How did primitive humans tame wild animals?

The taming of generations of animals involves to govern their mating. This is called domestication. It required Homo sapiens to do this, persons as primitive as you or me.Domestication of animals had many benefits like riding or dairy.There were only two or three benefits at first sight: meat and having a pet and using the fur.

How did the early humans protect themselves from wild animals?

This is too big and too serious question to answer properly in this format.Unfortunately, Charles Darwin did not pay proper attention to this important question, instead proposed that most human morphological and behavioral characteristics came from the pressure of sexual selection.Kortlandt wrote probably most on this subject. If you are seriously interested, see

How to avoid bears in Denali National Park

My first advice would be to not go there at all if you know your chances of encountering a bear is high. If you insist, though, practice techniques that could help you avoid confrontation, bring bear repellent or pepper spray, have company, be completely aware of your surroundings, and carry with you

How do wild animals know what to eat without poisoning themselves?

We too know what to eat and what not to eat. Taste and smell. In general, most natural poisons are bitter. Mildly bitter things are mildly poisonous and can be good for you as they help your body develop antitoxins. Snake venom is extremely bitter.If a deer eats a poison berry,

How do wild animals learn from other animals?

There are many, many examples of this. Animals that live in packs (social animals) learn behaviour from other pack members. Some chimpanzees and bonobos use stone tools; as this only applies to a few groups, it is clearly learned behaviour.But my favourite is:Milk bottle-raiding birds pass on thieving ways to their flock

How does a cheetah defend itself?

Thank you for the question Christian Martinez.Although adult cheetahs are skilled predators built for speed, as we all know, they are weaker than other big cats (lions and leopards) and hyenas which are their natural competitors. They can, and often do, steal their preys and also kill their cubs. Besides, as cheethahs rely on

How frequently, if at all, do polar bears attack people?

Relevant section from Wikipedia entry on polar bears:Unlike grizzly bears, polar bears are not territorial. Although stereotyped as being voraciously aggressive, they are normally cautious in confrontations, and often choose to escape rather than fight. Fat polar bears rarely attack humans unless severely provoked, whereas

How much exercise would a human get in the wild?

Depends on the climate and terrain. While a case has been made for persistence hunting, there are also examples in pre-industrial societies of hunting that depend more on speed, strength, and guile. We're a very adaptable animal, so it wouldn't be surprising to find that method of survival varies

How often do most animals in the wild eat?

Most animals in the wild eat when there is an opportunity to do so. This has a greater meaning than most people think. Many animals are perpetually hungry because of the quantity and quality of the food.Big herbivores like deer and

If you had to be locked in a cage unarmed for 15 minutes with one of these three wild animals, would you choose a tiger, a gorilla or a grizzly bear?

Tiger.Because frankly let's be honest, 15 minutes is a long time to make no mistakes with an already agitated and confused wild animal. 15 minutes in a cage with any of those three is going to result in catastrophic injury.Bear -They're nasty pasties, they don't give one single fuck.I think

If you were being chased by a polar bear what would you do?

I would slide across the ice flow with the bear hot on my arse. As he came closer behind me I would feel his hot, skanky breath on the back of my neck. I would kick my ice skates off backwards. The blades would become lodged into his ribs on either

Is a polar bear bigger than a grizzly bear?

Polar bears are generally bigger than grizzly bears. A full grown male polar bear weighs around 350–700 kg (772–1,543 lb), while a female is about half that size.Grizzly bears weigh about 270 kilograms (600 lb) in the interior and 400 kilograms (900 lb) on the

Is it okay to feed wild animals?

It depends on the kind of animal but is mostly a bad idea. Putting out a bird feeder is recommended as beneficial by organizations such as Audubon Society (http://getintobirds.audubon.org/...). This does no harm other than maybe attracting

Should human beings domesticate almost all the wild animals?

Ever thought of this: Could it be that we did not domesticate the animals you mentioned, but that they domesticated us?It takes two to tango.Your suggestion to domesticate everything else tells me that you are convinced humanity has more abilities than other mammals wile infact we are the

There are many wild animals. Do you know how they know what to eat and what not to eat?

Animals start off their lives within their protective family groups in the wild and are totally dependent on their parents to teach them and they learn by watching their parents behaviour and their eating habits .It it weren't for hanging out with their experienced parents babies will

What animals are not suitable as pets?

The worst pets are, in fact, that bring harm to human lives and also those that find it difficult to adapt to the city life.Except for a Fennec fox or the trained Siberian Fox, red foxes are erratic by nature.American alligator or crocodiles make worst pets

What are some really cool ways animals defend themselves?

There's a lot of bizarre creatures on this planet, most of which have developed some sort of defense mechanism that's equally unusual.I've compiled a list of what I think the top 12, wildest wild animal defense mechanisms are.EDIT: Please be patient with the GIFs if you're interested in them. They may take a while to

What are the chances of survival if someone encountered a bear face-to-face?

Chances are very much contingent on the situation, species, age, and sex of the bear.  By and large, bears want to be far away from you, making such an encounter quite rare.  For some, such an encounter would be a rare treat!I have seen

What are the hardest/most recalcitrant animals for wild animal veterinarians to operate on? Why?

Hippos. Oh good grief the hippopotamus is nigh impossible to perform any type of surgery on. Problem one, attitude. If a hippo decides it doesn't want you to do something to it, there is nothing you can do. Zilch, you need to be far away from your hippo, travelling away from

What can I do to avoid being attacked by bears while camping in a national park?

Easy.Don't feed them. At least not out of your own pocket, your tent, or your car. All food that isn't being immediately prepared and consumed, keep it in a bear canister inside your vehicle, locked, with windows rolled up. If you're backpacking or kayaking, hang the bear canister(s)-holding ALL food and snacks- from a tree limb at least

What do humans do that are similar to wild animals?

I read the other answers, and I think you should put them together and make one answer of them.Ok my turn. People are evolved from animals. And so have a lot of common traits. ie the brain. Similar brains give rise to similar behavior. Do to space and my

What do wild animals do when they're sick, to heal themselves?

Various animals handle being sick in all kinds of ways depending on what is making them sick.  One thing most of them have in common is to rest/sleep but they all do what they have to do to increase their chances of survival.  Dogs

What is a bear that is white, but is not a polar bear?

Bears have four ways of wearing a white coat. Polar bears have genetically adapted this coat as a camouflage on the ice sheets where they live. Bears can also be white due to albinism, extreme variations of their natural colors, and interbreeding with polar bears..All mammals can be white

What is the importance of wild animals? How can they be protected?

The importance of wild animals does not depend on how much they can produce for us. They are important because they all even each other out into a balanced and effective ecosystem, along with abiotic factors. The apex predators are the most important, because they act as a

What is the largest bear you have ever seen in the wild?

The largest brown bear was a big coastal bear I watched through binoculars from my kayak on the Prince William Sound of Alaska. This huge boar was eating from the carcass of a dead whale and by my estimates, he easily ran 800 to 1000 lbs. It was late summer and he was putting on fat, but he would

What is the most dangerous wild animal posed to human beings?

For sheer nastiness, strength, ability to inflict pain, speed, and bad breath, in America, I would vote for the American bison. They wake up on the bad side of the meadow every day of their life, and will attack anything it deems a threat...

What is the most diverse country in nature in the world?

Ok let me see if I understood your question correctly. You want diversity in nature. First let me start off with countries that deserve an honorable mention. These countries include China, South Africa, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Australia, Canada and Russia. Now as you can see

What is the world's most dangerous snake, not venomous but dangerous?

Well, it is going to be something venomous. There is actually only a handful of nonvenomous snakes that get large enough to be a threat to people, and in defense, snakes tend to only bite, not constrict, since that keeps the precious body away from the attacker. And

What wild animal kills the most people?

I would have disagree with Nick Nicholas' answer. Although flying insects like the mosquito and Tsetse fly play a essentially important part in causing disease, they do not cause the disease themselves. They are the zoonotic vector - carrying microbial disease itself - most often viruses (malaria, yellow fever, dengue, small pox), protozoan (African

What wild animals are afraid of humans?

An easier way to put the question might be

What would the best course of action be if I were in my tent and a bear was outside the tent; my car is 10 meters away and my cabin 40 meters away?

This varies.The bear is faster than you.The bear is stronger than you.The bear is not interested in you. It is interested in the smells coming from your gear. Specifically, the edible stuff.So let's stay it's a common bear like a Black bear.

What's your favorite wild animal? Why?

An animal which is admired by the humans for its magnificent beauty and extraordinary stamina and strength, is none other than, the quadruped beast-Tiger.The tiger is a mammal and one of the largest carnivore animal, that is, it feeds only on other small animals. It is a part of the cat family. It is generally found in Asia. Tiger

Which animal encounter would give humans the lowest chance of survival?

Insects are a vector for so many diseases. As a whole, insects are responsible for spreading more disease and killing more humans than any other group of animals.Surprisingly, some of the most dangerous animals to humans are herbivores/mostly herbaceous. These are two of the most dangerous large creatures.#1 killer worldwide is the

Which animal species exhibit homosexual behaviors during times of overpopulation?

Your question's not specific. After a literal reading I'd be tempted to say "all", because I know of no animal species where their members engage in homnosexual behaviour turning it off during overpopulation times.But it seems to me

Which is more dangerous - a brown bear or a grizzly bear?

Grizzlies (Ursus arctos horribilis) are only slightly different to Brown Bears - in fact they are subspecies of them. They are almost the same animal, being distinguished only by their habitat and diet, and as a result by their size as well. Browns tend to be larger due to

Why are wild animals shy of human beings?

Wouldn't say they're shy, more like terrified of us. Most animals, particularly other predators have evolved to be scared of us because we're pretty good at fighting back (when we have armour, spears etc.) Add to that, we look a lot more intimidating than we actually are. Because we stand

Why aren't wild animals afraid of other wild animals but they are afraid of humans?

In Afrika I witnesd animals wile our jeep slowly drove in to a herd of Impala, Zebra and waterbuck. The animals were curious but not realy alarmed. But as soon as someone gets out of the jeep, the animal jumped zeven meters high

Why don't wild animals attack humans more often? We stink.

I'm not a wildlife expert or anything like that but this is something I've thought about for some time so please bear with me for not having a lot of scientific evidence.Anyone who has seen a show about wildlife or about predatory animals in general will generally

Why is domestication of wild animals bad?

Domestication of wild animals is not necessarily bad at all, however, I suspect that you are asking a slightly more complex question.  If I had to guess, I would say that you are asking why it is bad for wild animals to become

Why shouldn't humans touch wild animals?

There are two ways to answer this question; three, if you want to approach it a little more philosophically. I personally have no difficulty aiding wildlife that is in danger or distress. I often stop on the highway to help turtles get across the roads without being

Wildlife: Why do animals attack humans in the wild?

There are five main reasons an animal will attack you, The first is fear. Cape Buffaloes are a classic example. They are really bad news. This is not because they want to eat you but because they believe you want to eat them. Why else would we be walking around

Will wild bears attack you if they see you?

After multiple trips to Jasper and Banff, I've lost count of the number of wild animals I've seen (including many bears), and I have never been attacked by one of them.But then, I don't carry food, I don't tease them, I don't try to invade their personal space, and I stay far away

Are bats a danger to humans?

One evening, I was outside looking up and admiring the stars. All of the sudden something whacked me upside the head! I turned around in time to see a fallen bat recover off the ground and go flitting away. This

Are cats evolutionarily superior to dogs?

So first of all some basic information about the animals involved and some definitions:Cats-The cat, often referred to as the domestic cat to distinguish from other felids and felines, is a small, typically furry, carnivorous mammal. It is often called house cat when kept as indoor pet or feral/feral domestic cat when

Are domestic cats naturally wild animals?

I have heard at least one authority on the subject of house cats refer to them as

Are female wild animals stressed all the time?

I don't know the answer as far as stress goes but I do want to mention something. Most animals, unlike humans, have a heat cycle. They only mate during this cycle, which only comes at certain times of the year. In

Are humans wild or domesticated animals?

I've been thinking about this question a lot. I understand that the term domesticated means to be bred to be of service to human beings; however, if I were to ask this question I would have meant domesticated to be

Are lions the deadliest and most ferocious wild animals that humans have seen until today?

The other existing answers are correct - fleas and mosquitos killed many more humans than all the man-eating animals together. But when a lion kills a man the accident has a big chance to be in headlines.It is like a

Are snakes nocturnal?

Evan and Julius are both absolutely correct, different snake species are active and hunt successfully depending on their habitat, climate and prey.When I was young and delighted in catching snakes, looking at them and then releasing them I thought all snakes were diurnal, because the species that I had knowledge of, were garter snakes, fox snakes,

Are there any cases of wild animals saving humans?

Yes there are that I recall of wild animals saving or trying to rescue distressed humans. My favourite are marine animals most notably from the orca family, from dolphins to shark killers like killerwhales (orcas), even seals .I remember reading about orcas in Europe a story actually in the

Are there any other documented instances of wild animals 'imprinting' on humans?

I understand it's enchanting to see a human with a close connection to a wild animal, but in the normal course of life, imprinting is about the worst thing that can happen between a wild animal and a human. That is, unless the intention from the

Are wild animals afraid of fire?

Generally Wild Animals tend to avoid Bright Light in The Darkness, & also During The Hot Afternoons in Summer Season they will Relax under a Tree or in a cave or in a hole dug underground to get rid of The Hot Sun by

Are wild animals our friends?

Some wild animals are beneficial, certainly, since they offer valuable "eco-system services" to humans. This might not make them "friends", however - that is a matter of perspective. Some animals (eg: cats) can certainly conceive of a friendship with humans, but I am not sure

Can all animals be domesticated?

Yes, but. The thing is you have said given unlimited time, money, knowledge and patience. You could domesticate just about any animal if you have 1000 or more generations to work with. Whether what you end up with counts as the same animal is another matter. Taming is simpler. If you can afford whatever type of facilities, resources

Can animals communicate with one another?

Of course they can. Life would be pretty miserable to all species on earth if they were unable to communicate. We can only communicate with a percentage of humans because of language barriers so must rely on other non-verbal methods to get by, animals do all that to a much more developed level.We recognise a smile or

Can domesticated animals survive in the wild if we put them there?

For the most part, no. They most of them lost any ability to become wild long ago. Some, without any sort of competition, can become wild, as the feral hog in the US, or the Dingo in Australia, but in most cases, no.Domestication

Can even wild animals be our friends?

Having spent much quality time in the countryside with very sparse human company, I had come to appreciate the possibilities of peaceful co-existence with otherwise wild animals that can, in some cases, lead to enduring friendship.Over time and with patience, we had

Can wild animals be our friends?

There are various ways in which an animal

Can wild animals really 'sense' the fear in other animals?

Absolutely!There are many external physical signs of fear. These may or may not be detectable depending on the species manifesting them and the species observing.The eyes are the strongest indicator and easiest for us to pick up, although different animals rely on different dominant senses.Many animals show the sclera, or

Can you domesticate a wild baby deer into a pet?

You can't domesticate a single animal - domestication is a process that happens over generations of animals as they learn to live with us and we selectively breed them for tameness to creat a new type of animal. Domestication is what turns wild desert cats into house-cats and wolf-like canines into dogs.

Could humanity survive without wild animals?

I don't know but I would hate to have to live in a world that had no wildlife. Every being on this planet has a job and when everything is working as it should we hum along! However man seems to think that they know better and we have proven over and over that

Do animals hunt other animals to extinction?

In general, no. It isn't energy efficient for a predator to concentrate on hunting one prey species to extinction; as the number of prey declines, the predator would have to spend all its time searching for prey and this would be a prohibitive cost. Instead, the

Do animals naturally eat chilies in the wild?

Original question: Do animals naturally eat chilies in the wild? TL;DR: Yes, otherwise they wouldn't be spicy. There's a whole group of plants we eat because we enjoy the sensations provided by the plant's natural defenses. Peppers have capsaicinOnions have some really nasty sulfoxides that can make them deadly to dogs,

Do animals prefer a wild life or to be tamed?

Hey! Let's assume you're in college. Do you like your college? I'm guessing you do. Now, imagine a situation where I tell you to quit your college and move to mine! We got a faculty just as good. We even

Do animals treat their malformed babies or offspring differently?

Some animals will kill malformed babies, even if -to our eyes- they look perfectly fine. Dogs and other canids, cats and other felines, hamsters and other rodents, and birds will more often than not kill any sick offspring so as not to

Do animals use medicine in nature?

Yes absolutely.Humans have learnt so much from the animal kingdom, domesticated to wildlife, in what plants to choose to trial medication.All medication derived from plants, then chemically -in the easiest term- mimicked to mass produce. Same effect, just a chemical reproduction.Think of an opioid for pain; Poppy seeds, Opium

Do any animals faint?

I'm sure you've heard of

Do bears like human flesh?

Do bears like human flesh?Answering taste preferences would necessitate some rather unethical experiments. But are they likely to seek it?The vast majority of mammalian predators do not habitually prey on humans. We're dangerous and not worth it. (Sharks tend to reject humans after a test bite, even on those rare occasions when attacks

Do elephants know that they're in 'trouble' once they've killed/attacked their first human?

The answer, in all probability, is yes. Elephants have long been known to be among the most intelligent animals on our planet.   Numerous studies have shown them to have problem solving skills, individually and cooperatively, the ability to use tools and

Do foxes eat dogs?

Absolutely Not ...As a rehabber of foxes no they do not eat dogs ..Foxes eat rabbits, mice , berries,roots, frogs, etc they are omnivores ..They do not eat cats or dogs .They do not go around killing for fun but, only to survive ..They

Do insects make good pets?

To children, yes. Insects make good pets. (Not so much for adults).I don't know why children are so fascinated with bugs. Maybe, because they see them as something amazing, something funny, or just something cute that's even smaller than they are. Or because they see bugs as little "friends" who are

Do other baby animals throw tantrums like baby humans?

Yes!! They are even more difficult to understand.They are cranky when you leave, they follow you everywhere and if you try leaving them outside the washroom when you take a shower or use the wash they cry their lungs out. Then they will get upset and mad at you, you have to make them happy and calm.They will eat

Do snakes eat manatees?

Manatees have only 4 predators: Crocodiles, Alligators, Sharks and OrcasSnakes are predators that only target smaller things than them like rodents or shorter snakes.Snakes don't eat manatees, but they attack them if they are provoked by them, which is not very possible because manatees are slow and gentle animals which snakes attack to quick movements.

Do transgender genders in animals exist?

Gender is a complex subject. This question though enters a whole new dimension of complex because we cannot effectively communicate with animals to ask whether they understand the concept of female and male and which they identify with. Before delving into it further, we know animals have no or close to no concept of self, depending on the species.

Do wild animals consciously keep fit?

One of the things that BUGS me about wild animals like lions and tigers and bears (oh my!) is that they way they are put together, they do NOT need to consciously and conscientiously exercise to maintain essential fitness. I have to work pretty hard just to maintain

Do wild animals enjoy visiting scenic areas within their habitats?

What a fun question! Maybe they do, in a way. The areas we consider scenic are most likely to be lush, and lush areas are more likely to be rife with food and interesting scents and opportunities to 'meet and greet' other members of

Do wild animals experience emotions?

All plants and animals experience emotions.The further one gets from human the less people tend to consider the being of having emotions. However all beings in the animal kingdom that have a central nervous system have the neurotransmitters and receptors to experience emotions. Including all the creepy crawlers. The Wikipedia article on serotonin

Do wild animals in cold countries ever freeze to death?

Well, I'd never say never. Having worked on wilderness areas in northern Canada, Alaska and Antarctica I've not seen an adult animal die from simply cold temperatures. Death from cold can come when complicated by other factors, such as injury

Do wild animals like being pet as much as domestic animals?

I would say no. I have interacted with animals in the wild and in domestic and zoo environments. But being pet means many different things to any animal than it might to you so it's important to be very aware of the message you are

Do wild animals like cooked food?

Except for chimps to some extent, animals don't have a concept of cooked food vs. raw food. To them, it's either edible or it's not. Of course they have preferences if they have choices. Each species would have its own preferences, and each individual animal will have preferences. Cooking something doesn't necessarily make something better. It just makes it