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Kitten

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Did You Know?

When kittens are born, they are very dependent upon their mothers in the early weeks of their lives. Kittens are born blind, with tightly sealed eyes. After around a week, kittens open their eyes for the first time. Kittens learn through play – running, climbing, biting – it is essential for them being able to look after themselves when they are older. There are usually 2-5 Kittens in a litter.

Kittens belong to the Felidae family. Cats have gracile, flexible bodies and muscular limbs adapted for hunting by short-distance pursuit. There are 42 known cat species in the world today are all descended from a common ancestor. Cats originated in Asia and spread across continents by crossing land bridges.

Most cat species share a genetic anomaly that prevents them from tasting sweetness. Domestic cats may either have a long or short tail.

Jules Verne: I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.

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