Feline facts even the most fervent of fanciers may not know

We put together all of the cat lovers on staff to come up with little-known facts about cats that even the most fervent of feline  fanciers may not know.

Cats are king in America, beating dogs as the most popular pet in the  country with 88 million cats living in American households compared to  74 million dogs.

Most popular pet

Medium Brush Stroke

Wild heritage

A 2007 study found that domestic cats came from Near Eastern wildcats.

Ear muscles

Cats have “directional hearing” thanks to their 32 ear muscles. By comparison, humans have only six ear muscles.

Medium Brush Stroke

There are dozens of cat breeds that are recognized by various cat registries – nearly 50 according to some sources.



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