Can Cats Really Land on Their Feet?

By: Jess Fenske

My Digital PSA!

Can cats occasionally land on their feet after jumping out of building windows? Not all cats die from jumping out of building windows. You’re wondering why would I jump out of a building window? Well I am an animal that gets distracted really easily. What I’m saying is I’m really smart, but when it comes to jumping out windows to catch a bird, not so much! People say 132 cats recorded jumping out of windows in New York City. Did they all die, no. The only reason we could live is if we jump off from a higher part of a building. How is that even possible? It’s possible because the higher we jump the more time we have to stretch out our spines a certain way which lets us land on our feet. Plus we’re less likely to live if we jump off a lower part of the building.