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Cat righting reflex

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The cat righting reflex is a cat's innate ability to orient itself as it falls in order to land on its feet. The righting reflex begins to appear at 3–4 weeks of age, and is perfected at 6...

Why do cats land on their feet? | Animal Planet

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Whether myth, miracle or marvel of physics, the idea of a cat always landing on his feet is firmly embedded in feline lore. It's as if cats possess invisible landing ...

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Jan 12, 2012 ... That cat in slow-mo was totally done with that shit after it landed ... can do the same thing if they relax and only react based on their senses and ...

Does a Cat Always Land on Its Feet? - Improbable Research

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I dropped the cat from a height of four feet. I did this one hundred times. ... Drop Height, Attempts, Landed on feet, Did not land on feet. 6 ft. 100, 100, 0. 5 ft.

How Do Cats Always Land on All Four Feet? | Wonderopolis

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Cats do not always land on all four feet, unfortunately. Studies have shown that falls of 12 inches or less will not necessarily give cats enough time to right ...

Why Do Cats Land on Their Feet? - Live Science

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Sep 17, 2012 ... In fact, the science behind how cats land on their feet is very complex. ... When a cat jumps or falls from a high place, it uses either its sight or its ...

Why do Cats Always Land on Their Feet? | Pitara Kids Network

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When a cat falls from that height, we watch astonished as it lands on all fours, pauses, ... to straighten themselves even in mid-air and manage to fall on their feet.

A Cat's Nine Lives - National Geographic

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Do cats always land on their feet? High-speed photography shows us the answer .

Incredible slow motion footage reveals exactly how cats always land ...

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Apr 4, 2016 ... So, while cats may not always land on their feet, their bodies are prepared for the event of a fall, helping them .... This old stuff and all cats do it.

How does a cat land on its legs when dropped? - PhysLink.com

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Cats have the seemingly unique ability to orient themselves in a fall allowing ... If a cat is dropped they almost always tend to land on their feet because they use ...

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Cats can usually right themselves and land on their feet when they fall short distances.
The uniqueness of the cat's skeleton is one of the reasons they can right themselves so quickly. Cats do not have a collarbone, and the bones in their backbone have more mobility than in many other animals.
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Do cats always land on their feet? | MNN - Mother Nature Network

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Jul 24, 2013 ... You've likely heard that cats always land on their feet, but while felines have extraordinary gravity-defying abilities, they don't always safely nail ...

Do Cats Always Land on Their Feet? - Pet Education

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Cats usually, but not always land on their feet for several reasons.

BBC - Earth - How do cats always land on their feet?

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Apr 2, 2016 ... Super slow motion video reveals the African caracal's secret to a perfect landing.