Cats have 90% survival rate falling from buildings as high as 30 stories

Many cats generally fall from high story buildings due to the syndrome called “high-rise syndrome”. Cats think that the windows are the path to freedom and fall from windows. Studies done on cats have shown that 90% cats survive with just injuries, when they fall from multi story buildings. Researchers claim that cats reach terminal velocity at about 5 or 6 stories after which they tend to relax and the force is evenly distributed on its body leading to fewer injuries.

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There are chances that some cats may have severe injuries like Chest trauma and fractures. So if you are living in high-rise buildings, protect your cats by closing the windows or by having a thick screen.

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