Cats stare at us from the walls of Egyptian tombs built thousands of years ago, they hunt in San Diego's backcountry and in the grasslands of Africa, and they sit on our laps and living room couches.
This exhibition closed January 4, 1998.
These fascinating creatures are the subject of "Cats! Wild to Mild" an interactive exhibition at the Museum from November 15, 1997, through January 4, 1998.
Focusing on the biology, behavior, natural history and conservation of both domestic and wild cats, "Cats!" is an in-depth exploration of felines, or more specifically, the scientific Family Felidae. Felines are a study in contrasts, from America's number one pet -- one out of four households have cats -- to some of the most feared and revered mammals on earth.
"Cats! Wild to Mild" is nationally supported by Friskies PetCare Company, the National Science Foundation, and Jaguar Cars.