While cats are clearly adorable, they also can be kind of bizarre. From their crazy antics to their serial killer tendencies, they’ve earned the unique ability to charm us and mystify us at the same time. But it’s the bizarre things which set them apart from the rest of the animal kingdom, fascinating us each and every day. Curious to hear some cool and interesting facts about your cat? Here are 25 Bizarre Cat Facts You Need To Know.
About 100 cats roam free in Disneyland.
In order to keep the rodent population down, Disneyland allows 100 cats to roam free in their park. They’re all, of course, spayed, neutered, vaccinated, and tagged. They have feeding stations, veterinary care, and are generally taken care of by the facility’s workers.
A cat fell from a 32 story building and survived.
Its well-known cats have an amazing ability to land on their feet from great heights. Still, surviving a fall from 32-stories up is pretty impressive. This cat suffered a chipped tooth and a collapsed lung but recovered.
Cats love to sleep.
To maintain proper energy while they’re on the hunt, cats need to sleep a lot of the day. They spend about 13 to 16 hours a day sleeping which is a sleepy 70% of their lives.
House cats can be traced back to a Middle East ancestor.
Researchers have traced back the domestic house cat all the way back 100,000 years ago in the Middle East to the Near Eastern wildcat which roams Israel, Saudia Arabia, and other Middle Eastern countries today. They’re believed to be first be domesticated by farmers roughly 10,000 years ago.
A cat ran for mayor in Mexico.
In the Mexican city of Xalapa, a cat named Morris supposedly ran for mayor. His Facebook page garnered 100,000 likes. His supporters say his popularity is due to frustration with corrupt politicians.