How to tell an animal is tame: Traits linked to domesticated animals (VIDEO).

How to Tell an Animal Is Domesticated Just by Looking at It (Video)

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July 24 2014 4:21 PM

“Domestication Syndrome”

How people physically change the animals closest to them.

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A new paper in Genetics hypothesizes why tame animals tend to have the same features, like floppy ears, patches of white fur, and small jaws.

Jim Festante is an actor/writer in Los Angeles and regular video contributor to Slate. He is the author of the Image Comics miniseries The End Times of Bram and Ben.

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