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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Cats were first brought to the Americas in colonial times to get rid of rodents.

Today there are about 88 million pet cats in the United States, which makes them the most popular pet in the country!

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Today's Random Fact:

Cats have 230 bones, while humans only have 206.

Cats have an extra organ that allows them to taste scents on the air, which is why your cat stares at you with her mouth open from time to time.

Cats use their whiskers to "feel" the world around them in an effort to determine which small spaces they can fit into. A cat's whiskers are generally about the same width as its body (this is why you should never cut their whiskers).

Bonus Fact:

Cats are one of the top threats to US wildlife including; birds, mice, shrews, voles, squirrels and rabbits. The domestic cat's killer instinct has been well documented on many islands around the world. It is estimated that cats have contributed to the extinction of 33 different species globally.

About two hundred feral cats prowl the park at Disneyland, doing their part to control rodents.

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