Cats were domesticated house pets
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
Domestic cats were brought to the North American continent by colonists
to protect their granaries from mice.
to play baseball.
As settlers moved west, cats went along in covered wagons.
The average house cat spends about
hours purring during its lifetime.
Cats spend about 70% of their day sleeping and 15% of their day
eating ice cream.
surfing the Internet.
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
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
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
Which animal has the best night vision?
Which continents are cats NOT native to?
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