From the wild to the farm: the domestication of animals explained

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A timeline of domesticated animals

Ever wondered when those animals on the farm made it to the farm?

Well, humans decided to tame some of them as pets and others for more appetizing reasons many years ago.

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14-30,000 BC: Dogs

8500 BC: Sheep and Cats

8000 BC: Goats

7000 BC: Pigs and Cattle

6000 BC: Chickens

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5000 BC: Guinea Pigs

500 BC: Llamas and Alpacas

3600 BC: Horses

3000 BC: Honey Bees

1500 BC: Geese

1866 AD: Ostrichs

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