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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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May 15, 2012 ... 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 ...

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Jan 12, 2012 ... Animal Mysteries: Do Cats Always Land on Their Feet? .... Cats are just the funniest pets ever - Funny cat compilation - Duration: 10:05.

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.

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 ...

Why Do Cats Land on Their Feet? - Live Science

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Sep 17, 2012 ... Finely-tuned feline balance and flexibility help Fluffy land on her feet. ... When a cat jumps or falls from a high place, it uses either its sight or its vestibular ... cats can still be injured in a fall, even if they do land on their feet.

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 .... those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline.

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 .

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, ...

Why Do Cats Always Land On Their Feet? High-Speed VIDEO ...

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Aug 27, 2012 ... The physics of why cats are always able to land on their feet has been understood for some time now -- it's called an aerial righting reflex -- but ...

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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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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 ...

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

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Cats have excellent balance, and are remarkably acrobatic. When turned upside down and dropped from a height, a cat generally has the ability to land on its ...

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

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The cat slowly made its way along the edge of the top of the bookcase. Silently stalking its prey, the kitty waited until just the right time before pouncing.