Cats were domesticated house pets years ago.

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One out of households in America own at least one cat. There are an estimated 65.8 million cats in the U.S. compared to 54.9 million dogs.

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Domestic cats were brought to the North American continent by colonists As settlers moved west, cats went along in covered wagons.

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Cat and Mouse

The average house cat spends about hours purring during its lifetime.

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Cats spend about 70% of their day sleeping and 15% of their day

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Match the bones found in cat legs with similar bones in human arms and legs. Move the mouse over the human skeleton to check your answer.  Next

Most cats pull in their claws while walking on rough ground.
This helps keeps the claws

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The Cheetah is one of the fastest animals alive, reaching speeds up to A frightened house cat can run up to 30 mph—the fastest human can run only about 28 mph.

 

Measure how fast you can run. Count how many seconds it takes you to run 100 feet. Multiply your time by 1.5 to get your speed in miles per hour.  Next

The largest cat is the A male weighs 400 to 570 pounds and can be up to 10' 11'' in length (including 3 feet of tail!) are also able to spring on prey 25 feet away or more.

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Which animal has the best night vision?
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Which continents are cats NOT native to?

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