February 22, 2008 3:37am CST
Scientists believe that the cat orginated from a small weasel-like animal called the Miacus, which lived some 50 million years ago. Cats have the same basic skeleton and internal organs like that of human beings and other meat eating animals. While a human being has around 206 bones. A cat has nearly 250 bones, the number of bones varying with the length of tail. The cat has a supple body which enables it to run at high speeds up to 50 km per hour leap overlong distances and balance expertly on narrow fences and ledges. when a cat falls it invariably lands on its feet. Generally a cat has around 8 kittens in a litter , each weighing around 100g. A kitten is born blind and deaf. It is totally dependent on its mother and feeds on her milki. The father plays no role in caring for the young. By one year it reaches its adult body size. its life span is from 12 to 15 years.
22 Feb 08
Hi there peevinay! That's very interesting. I like cats too but I like dogs better. We have cats in our house. Stray cats who come and go. I think two of them stay in our backyard. My grandfather and my grandmother, his sister loves them so we don't drive them away. They just stay in the backyards anyway so it's okay even though we have a kid and a baby in the house. Thank you very much for sharing those information.