How to tame a wild animal in real life

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Dogs, sheep, pigs, cows, horses - all these animals and more have been fundamentally changed by humans to make our lives better. Domestication has fundamentally altered the course of human history, reshaping the land and other species to fit our new agricultural lifestyle. But how do you take a wild species and turn them into domesticated helpers? Why can animals like dogs or horses be domesticated while their close relatives like foxes and zebras remain stubbornly wild? Domestication is when humans take a plant or animal species and, through selective breeding, transform the species into something beneficial for humans.

All rights reserved. How are you doing? Although I don't speak Russian, I recognize in her voice the tone of maternal adoration that dog owners adopt when addressing their pets. Mavrik, the object of Trut's attention, is about the size of a Shetland sheepdog, with chestnut orange fur and a white bib down his front. He plays his designated role in turn: wagging his tail, rolling on his back, panting eagerly in anticipation of attention. In adjacent cages lining either side of the narrow, open-sided shed, dozens of canids do the same, yelping and clamoring in an explosion of fur and unbridled excitement.

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Common animals such as dogs, cats, horses, pigs, and cows are kept as pets and are adaptive to humans because they are domesticated. But most of their relatives like foxes, tigers, and zebras remain stubbornly wild and dangerous to humans. Some exotic pet enthusiasts adopt wild animals and take care of them when they are infants so they will adjust to the human environment, only to experience injuries from their hits, or worse, having their babies or young children eaten alive.

A tame animal is an animal that is relatively tolerant of human presence. Tameness may arise naturally as in the case, for example, of island tameness or due to the deliberate, human-directed process of training an animal against its initially wild or natural instincts to avoid or attack humans. The tameability of an animal is the level of ease it takes humans to train the animal, and varies among individual animals, breeds, or species. In other languages, such as Spanish , the word for taming is the same as the word for domestication. However, in the English language , the two words refer to two partially overlapping but distinct concepts.


  1. Éric L. says:

    Tame animal - Wikipedia

  2. Lara K. says:

    Thinking about taming or domesticating a fox?

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