Fun facts to know about these animals

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International Cat Day is celebrated by International Cat Care, a British non-profit group.

Cats are among the most popular pets. They require the care and care of the owners throughout the year, but a special day is devoted to them. Celebrated on August 8, International Cat Day is an opportunity to remember how much this adorable species contributes to the betterment of the planet. Having cats as pets has a positive effect on human health, even helping with cognitive functionality. After a busy day, coming back to your cat and watching her adorable antics helps calm the nerves.

Cats have enjoyed human companionship for centuries. They were first domesticated by hunter-gatherers who used them as companions.

Cats are among the most specialized carnivorous mammals. Their brains are large and well developed. They also have the ability to walk on their toes – this is called digitigrade.

International Cat Day was launched by the International Fund for Animal Welfare to honor cats and protect them from abuse. Since 2020, custody of International Cat Day has fallen to International Cat Care, a British non-profit group that has worked for the welfare of cats since 1958.

Here are some fun facts about cats:

  • The average weight of the domestic cat ranges from 2.7 to 4.5 kg (6 to 10 pounds). Average lengths are 71.1 cm (28 inches) for males and 50.8 cm (20 inches) for females.
  • According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, cat skin, made up of dermis and epidermis, regenerates and fights infection quickly.
  • They also have the ability to bristle due to tiny erector muscles attached to their hair follicles. This allows cats to scare away enemies by arching their backs and hissing.
  • Unlike the dog and the horse, the cat walks or runs by first moving the front and rear legs to one side, then the front and rear legs to the other side. Only the camel and the giraffe move in the same way.
  • The cat’s body has great elasticity. This is possible because the vertebrae in his spine are held together by muscles rather than ligaments, as in humans. Thus, the cat can lengthen or contract its back, curve it upwards or make it oscillate along the vertebral line.
  • Cats do not have crushing, flat-crowned teeth and therefore cannot chew their food. Instead, they cut it.
  • Cats generally have nocturnal habits. The retina of the cat’s eye is made very sensitive to light by a layer of guanine, which causes the eye to glow at night under strong light.
  • The sense of touch is acute in cats. Eyebrows, whiskers, cheek hair, and the fine tufts of hair on the ears are all extremely sensitive to vibrational stimulation.
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