How big was the Saber Toothed Tiger?


The Smilodon, more commonly known as the Saber Toothed Tiger, have been found in Europe and in North America, many fossils have been found in the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles.   Some would have grown marginally bigger but the fossils of the Saber Toothed Tiger that have been found all indicate that the […]

Why do cats purr?

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Purring is a form of feline communication that usually signifies contentment.  Generally, a purring cat is a happy cat.  However, this is not always the case.  Sometimes a cat may purr when it is feeling anxious or even in pain.  Maybe the purring acts as some kind of comforter in these circumstances. Purring first occurs […]

Why is it bad luck if a black cat crosses my path?

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I’ve always found it interesting that the cat has gone from being worshipped by ancient Egyptians, to being the cause of bad luck.  I could understand if cats of any color were considered bad luck for crossing my path, gray cats have tripped me enough times.  There is more to this superstition than the occasional […]

What is the fastest cat on the planet?


The cheetah is considered the fastest cat.  Although it can reach top speeds of 70 mph on flat lands, it cannot keep this speed up for very long.  Their hunting techniques show evidence of their low endurance (low for a cat anyway).  Cheetahs will stay at half speed when they begin pursuing their prey and […]

Are Ginger Tabby Cats Usually Male and is it True They Are Always Very Affectionate?


 It is indeed true that most ginger (orange) tabby cats are male, in fact the ratio of males to females is around 3:1. All cats have 19 pairs of chromosomes, and all 19 pairs are found in each and every cell in the cats body. In cats, just like in people, it is these chromosomes […]

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