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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...

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 ...

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Jan 12, 2012 ... I made an ironic video investigating if cats always land on their feet, for entertainment. ... They always do, if they fall from more than 2 meters.

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

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Apr 2, 2016 ... The exact mechanism by which cats always land on their feet kept scientists arguing for over a century. A cat needs to turn around, but to do ...

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

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When someone falls from the fourth or fifth floor, and survives, we call it a miracle. When a cat falls from that height, we watch astonished as it lands on all fours, ...

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 When You Drop Them? - Pets

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Cats are skilled at flipping over onto their feet during a fall, but you shouldn't rely on this behavior in all circumstances. Despite having physics and the evolution ...

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 ...

Incredible slow motion footage reveals exactly how cats always land

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Apr 4, 2016 ... How do cats always seem to land on their feet? ... So, while cats may not always land on their feet, their bodies are prepared for the event of a ...

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 .

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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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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 ...

Do Cats Always Land on Their Feet? - PetEducation.com

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

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.