How DID the Leopard Get Its Spots?

21 Oct

An interesting study about how feline coat patterns developed and continue to change as big cats change habitat. Turns out Kipling was pretty right. I just wonder when our indoor kitties will start developing spots like chair legs and couches–perhaps that’s how calicos and tuxedos developed!
Why have big cats evolved such beautiful and intriguing variation in their colors and markings? British scientists have worked out some answers.

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