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Autumn - Interesting facts

03 December 2018
  • Whether walking down the stairs or stepping into the litter tray, cats have a preference for which paw they put forward first. Male cats are more likely to be left-pawed, while female cats are more likely to be right-pawed. 

  • Most members of the cat family have claws that curve downward, which means that they can’t climb down trees head-first. One exception to this is the Margay, a small wildcat from Central and South America, which has specially adapted ankle joints that can move through 180 degrees, enabling them to scamper down the trunks of trees head-first.

  • Some domestic cats can run up to 30mph in short bursts. By way of comparison, the top speed reached by Usain Bolt during his world record 100m race in 2009, was 27.8mph.