Cats have been kept as companions for thousands of years. They were revered by the ancient Egyptians and today, there are more than 500 million domestic cats worldwide. Consider the following fun facts about your feline friend!
There are more than 33 cat breeds; the smallest is the Singapore Cat, with males weighing around 3 kilograms and females weighing around 2 kilograms.
Cats can make more than 100 different vocalizations; that’s ten times more than the dog.
The skin patterns on the cat’s nose are completely unique and individual – as unique as the human fingerprint.
Even today, cats are employed by grain farms, museums and storehouses across the globe to protect these locations from mice and rats. According to some estimates, a single cat can kill enough mice to save more than 20,000 pounds of grains from getting eaten by the rodents!
The cat’s skeleton has more than 230 bones, whereas humans have just over 200. A cat can jump up a distance that’s more than seven times its height and it can sprint at speeds of up to 30 miles an hour!