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Not all animals can be domesticated.

Here is an article on why some animals were domesticated and others were not.

Because of this, we probably won’t have domesticated polar bears or warthogs. We’ll never have a domesticated cheetah, even though it was attempted in several parts of the cheetah’s range. Cheetahs are faster than any sight hound over a short distance. Cheetahs are even tractable if imprinted on humans. However, cheetahs are nearly impossible to breed in captivity. Male cheetahs have a very low sperm count, in part because all cheetahs are so inbred.

BTW, because I’m on cheetahs for a minute, Cheetahs once lived in Asia. Today, the last Asiatic Cheetahs are found in Iran.

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