The snow leopard protects itself from extreme cold when it sleeps by wrapping its 3-foot-long tail around its nose.
The puma and the leopard are the highest jumping mammals. They are able to reach a height of 16.5 feet.
A cat will clean itself with paw and tongue after a dangerous experience or when it has fought with another cat. This is an attempt by the animal to soothe its nerves by doing something natural and instinctive.
The smallest cat is the Singapore and weighs only 4 pounds.
Cats can make over 100 vocal sounds, while dogs can only make 10.
A cat uses whiskers to determine if a space is too small to squeeze through. The whiskers act as antennae, helping the animal to judge the precise width of any passage.
The majority of cats do not have any eyelashes.
Pound for pound, leopards are said to be seven times stronger than humans.
Just like fingerprints, every cats nose pad is different.
In the 1800’s cats were used to deliver mail. In 1879, in Belgium 37 cats were used to deliver mail to villages, however they found that the cats were not disciplined enough to do this.
In a lifetime, the average house cat spends approximately 10,950 hours purring.
In 1888, an Egyptian peasant discovered an estimated three hundred thousand mummified cats in Beni Hassan, Egypt. Of the cats that were not stolen once, the find was made public, the remaining mummified cats were shipped to Great Britain to be used as agricultural fertilizer.
A house cat spends 70% of its time sleeping.