TIL House cats in the British Isles are unrelated to the cats in Europe. The British cats are descended from the African wildcat, not the European wildcat.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manx_cat

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  1. There are still some native European cats on the Isles, they are the Scottish Wildcats and appearantly got trapped on the British Isles following the last ice age.

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