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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

A tame animal is an animal which tolerates the presence of humans. Tameness is a degree to which an animal accepts humans. An animal may be naturally tame, as., e.g., in the case of island tameness, or became tame as a result of deliberate taming, a process during which an initial tendency to avoid humans diminished to a varying degree. The tameability of an animal is the level of difficulty of taming an animal. Tameability may vary among individual animals, breeds, or species.

Taming should not be confused with domestication. For example feral animals are domestic, but not tamed.

Similarly, taming is not the same as animal training, although in some contexts these terms may be used interchangeably.

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