Poster by Ruth
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Our humble cat companion is amazing. We forget this sometimes. Our cat is always there minding its own business, often asleep. But it can do some amazing things and it has some amazing talents. The wild cat is not far away. The wildcats are particularly impressive. Here are some amazing cat facts for children.
A domestic cat has eyes that are much bigger than ours when compared to the size of its head. If we had cat’s eyes they would be eight inches in diameter. What we can see in the middle of the day, a cat can see with the the same clarity in the dusky dawn and evening light. A cat’s eye has a “mirror” behind the retina to reflect and boost the light.
A cat’s nose is much more sensitive than ours. In fact it is twenty times more sensitive. Think what a cat can smell that we cannot.
A cat’s ears are much more sensitive than ours to high pitched sounds. And their ears can be moved sideways and backwards to pick up sounds better.
The cat’s skeleton has 244 bones, 38 more bones than we have. This is mainly because a cat has a tail, which is made up of 19 – 28 bones.
A cat walks on its toes. This allows it to move faster and more silently than animals that don’t. That includes us.
Nearly all our cat companion can run faster than the fastest human being, Usain Bolt.
A cat can purr and drink at the same time!
When a mother cat feeds its kitten, the milk has eight times the amount of protein than the milk of a human mother – cat development.
The world’s tallest domestic cat is a cat called “Magic“. She is a Savannah cat that was born in Oklahoma, USA.