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English Reading Practice, Article 01 – Cats

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A cat is a small animal with four legs, a tail and soft . People often keep it as a . (Or maybe it keeps them?)

The cat has an impressive "family." Lions, tigers, cheetahs and many others are his cousins.

Cats are usually very skilled hunters, and will their fearlessly, but would nevertheless run away from water... (They clean themselves with their tongue!)

They have flexible, bodies and highly developed .

Their night is especially good. The ears are large, and very sensitive to high- sounds. They also possess a highly developed sense of smell, and a very useful sharp set of teeth!

Cats are able to land on their feet after a fall. This is a beautiful ability which both vision and a sense of .

They can be a dangerous , and together with that – a graceful .

and cats have lived together for thousands of years, from the Egyptians up to this day and age.

There are many different of cats, and many more breeds.

Cats like to sleep! Actually, they more than most – usually 12-16 hours a day.

They also like to . Now, this is especially true for (young cats).

, kittens are usually born after about 66 days of , three to five kittens in a single birth. Since the female cat may with different males, the kittens may have different fathers.