The injuries incurred by cats when they fall from tall buildings (and survival rate)

High-rise syndrome in cats

Quite a lot of people think that domestic cats can fall off tall buildings and survive without injury because they break their fall and reach a terminal velocity quite quickly by fanning out their limbs. In fact, there is an optimal height at which a cat can fall in order to minimise injuries but …

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16 facts about high-rise syndrome in cats

Cat has conversation with hooded crow on high rise building

Here are 16 facts about high-rise syndrome in domestic cats. In some parts of the world high-rise syndrome is relatively common and those places will be conurbations where there is a high human population density such as Singapore. RELATED: Longest non-lethal fall in feline history. “High-rise syndrome” refers to a collection of injuries sustained …

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