If there were an Olympic event for stretching, cats would win gold. They're constantly stretching their muscles, likely for many of the same reasons that people do, experts told Live Science.
A secret photo shoot deep in the forests of Malaysian Borneo is helping researchers determine just how many marbled cats — rare, tree-climbing felines — live in the region, according to a new study.
Little is known about Borneo's marbled cat (Pardofelis marmorata), so researchers set up camera traps to get a better idea of these felines' population densities.
Hair boosts the surface area of animals by 100 times the surface area of their skin alone.
Feral cats adjust their ranges depending on the greenery of their environment, which reflects the resources available.
Cats do not form the childlike, dependent bonds on caregivers that dogs do, suggesting that the felines really are more independent than their canine counterparts.
An animal's ecological niche largely explains its pupil shape, from the vertical slits of a cat to the bizarre rectangles in a goat's eye.
Despite their reputation as wildlife killers, cats seem to stick to urban and residential areas, while coyotes prowl wilder spaces, research finds.
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