Do you know that cats always land on their feet?

@roncat (276)
Philippines
February 2, 2007 12:44pm CST
I have always observed that whenever a cat jumps from a high place, it always lands on its feet. I have also watched a documentary where they drop cats on its back but still it lands on their four feet. Maybe that's why they have nine lives. They do not fall on their back thus they protect themselves from injuries.
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@marciascott (25552)
• United States
18 Feb 07
If you really think about it, they do land on their feet. that's amazing.
• United States
3 Feb 07
Hi there...in all actuality cats do not always land on their feet depending on the height and their ability to rotate their bodies for correction before landing. A cat who falls from a height of less than a couple feet will have less time to correct align to the feet first position. Here's an article that explains this in full detail: http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?articleid=1106 Cats who fall from high locations suffer high rise syndrome and although a cat has enough time to align their feet position the splaying of their footing position may not be enough to help them absorb the high impact landing and as a result suffer serious internal injuries as a result. Here's an article about high rise syndrome in cats: http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?cls=0&cat=2032&articleid=3409