domestication

Domesticated animals

20 species

Domesticated animals are those adapted to live with humans. It is the mutual relationship between animals and humans who have an influence on their care and reproduction. Domestication, from the Latin word ‘domesticus’ means 'belonging to the house'. Some of the most commonly domesticated animals are cats and dogs.
Domesticated animals are those adapted to live with humans. It is the mutual relationship between animals and humans who have an influence on their care and reproduction. Domestication, from the Latin word ‘domesticus’ means 'belonging to the house'. Some of the most commonly domesticated animals are cats and dogs.