We all love cats, if you don’t you should probably read this post here. If you are still not convinced checkout then still take a look at these cats jumping. Cats are generally considered asymbol of grace and poise – they have excellent balance and are said to always land on their feet.
Even when they’re up in the air, like these 15 jumping cats at play, they retain a graceful athleticism that most of us lack – on or off the ground.
The cat’s ability to always land on its feet, which is on display in many of these pictures, is called the righting reflex.
A study in 1987 that analyzed 132 cases of cats that had fallen from high-rise windows in New York discovered that their injuries would increase from floors 1-7 but would then dramatically decrease above 7 stories. One explanation could be that, after a certain distance, cats reach their non-fatal terminal velocities and are capable of spreading themselves out and gliding to reduce the severity of their injuries.