How high can a cat jump?

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Cats use the muscles in their back legs to jump up to 8 feet in a single bound. According to Cat Wisdom 101, most cats have the ability to jump distances six times the length of their bodies.

Cats are predators and possess the ability to bound quickly to capture prey. In some instances, cats jump to escape danger from predators. While house cats do not need to chase prey or outsmart other animals, jumping and climbing is an integral part of a cat's natural instinct. Most cats easily cover large distances in their jumps, but elderly cats and injured animals may lose agility.

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How High Can a House Cat Jump?
House cats are carnivorous hunters that have been domesticated for the past several thousand years and kept as pets. Domesticated cats are able to jump extremely high for their body size and weight.... More »
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