There are now over 600 million domesticated house cats in the world. They make beloved and popular pets for millions of people and families around the globe. But cats come in very different breeds.
Sure, you might recognize a Maine coon, a Persian, or a Bengal, but what about the others? Well, just in case these are the only ones you can recognize, don’t worry – you’re not alone. Lucky for you, one Facebook page out there wants to help you.
The page in question, OMG Meow, provides handy little guides that not only introduce you to some popular cat breeds but also tell you their origins. Himalayans, Bombay cats, Ragdolls and many more – check out a handful of cat breeds you might have never even heard of in the gallery below!
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“I think that there was no need to subject cats to such a selection process since it was not necessary to change them,” Eva-Maria Geigl, an evolutionary geneticist, told National Geographic a few years ago. “They were perfect as they were.” Recently, a Facebook page called OMG Meow shared a comprehensive list of the most popular cat breeds that every respectable cat lover should know. Scroll down below to see all 50 of them and vote for the ones you like the most!