Are Dogs Smarter Than Cats? Science Has An Answer loading...
Are Dogs Smarter Than Cats? Science Has An Answer
A team of researchers counted the number of neurons in dog and cat brains and found one had twice as many as the other.
Pets Are Good For Us—But Not In The Ways We Think They Are loading...
Pets Are Good For Us—But Not In The Ways We Think They Are
An animal expert debunks myths about our furry companions.
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Cat Saved From Cliffside By Fearless Animal Rescuer
The bold rescue was pulled off by SMART, an elite search-and-rescue team devoted entirely to saving animals.
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Watch A Rare Video Of Two-Faced Kitten
The cat, with an extra mouth, nose, and pair of eyes, likely suffered from a rarely seen genetic mutation.
Cats Domesticated Themselves, Ancient DNA Shows loading...
Cats Domesticated Themselves, Ancient DNA Shows
A comprehensive survey of cat genes suggests that even after felines wandered into our lives, they remained largely unchanged for thousands of years.
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Here’s What Your Cat’s Tail is Trying to Tell You
Experts talk cat behaviour—from tail tells, to stealing, to the speedy exits known as “zoomies.”
About Cats

Cats are known to be companion animals for humans and they are utilised for their ability to hunt vermin and thus are well suited to the home as a domesticated animal. 

Cats have a distinct powerful, flexible and agile body allowing them to leap to great heights relative to their size while they also still display claws and teeth capable of killing and consuming smaller animals.

Cats while largely domesticated will still display instincts to hunt and stalk their prey.

As a result of their high capacity to breed and ability to thrive within the wild, large wild cat populations have increased throughout the world which has proven disastrous to a number of fragile ecosystems. Often cats will kill and consume the native wildlife of a given area, and are known to have contributed to the extinction of up to as many as 33 different species of bird.

 

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