Interesting Numerological Facts About Cats

October 23, 2006

15
The human equivalent in years that a kitten will reach at the end of his first year.

0%
The chances of a human ‘catching’ AIDS from an FIV+ cat.

110 – 140
The average number of feline heartbeats per minute.

101.5 – 102.5
Normal temperature (Farenheit) of a cat.

244
The number of bones in a cat’s body (about 40 more than humans).

35,000
The approximate number of kittens born in the U.S. each day.

32
The number of muscles in each ear of a cat.

34
The age of the oldest cat on record.

100
The number of vocalization sounds from an average cat

30
The number of permanent adult teeth in a cat’s mouth.

2-3
The average life span (in years) of “unmanaged” feral cats.

63
The average number of days in a gestation period for felines.

26
The number of cycles per second in a cat’s purr (about the same number as a diesel engine) -see “The Remarkable Purr of a Cat” for more.

13 million
The estimated number of animals euthanized in shelters every year in the U.S.

19
Record for the largest number of kittens in a litter.

1871
The year of the first formal cat show in the world in London, England.

80
The estimated number of known cat breeds.

295 million
The approximate amount (in USD) spent annually in the U.S. for kitty litter.

65 mph
The speed at which Cheetahs can run, in short spurts.

Source: www.cats.about.com

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