Monday, 8 February 2016

ARTICLE: Curious Scientists Are Studying Cat Legs

"It's famously said that a lion is just a scaled-up house cat,” University College London researcher Anjali Goswami told The Atlantic. "That's very weird.”

Domestic or big cat, they all walk the same, with the same posture. Other animals’ legs change as they grow, giving them more support and as a result, a different posture. For cats, that’s not the case – they walk in a bit of a crouch. The Atlantic suggests this stance is "useful for stalking and pouncing [or maybe] it allows them to accelerate forwards more easily, or makes them more agile.”


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