Domesticated Animals Updated on: August 4th, 2019

Humans domesticate animals for food, work, or commensalism. Fully domestic animals undergo significant genetic, behavioral, and/or morphological changes from their wild counterpart, usually as a result of selective breeding

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For example, dogs may look different than wolves but are biologically similar. There are various dog breeds but they have sharp teeth for tearing meat, scissor-like jaws for crushing bone, and a shorter and more acidic digestive tract than an herbivore or omnivore.

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Domestic animals can be very similar or dissimilar to their wild counterpart. Looking at an animal's physiology is a straightforward indicator of domestic influence.

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Some domestic animals are: dogs, cats, birds and fish