WONDER #1252: How Do Cats Always Land on All Four Feet?

Question 1 of 3

Do cats always land on all four feet when they fall?

  1. yes
  2. no
  3. maybe
  4. never

Question 2 of 3

During a fall, a cat might use which body systems to determine up from down?

  1. eyesight
  2. vestibular apparatus
  3. both (A) and (B)
  4. neither (A) nor (B)

Question 3 of 3

Cats’ innate ability to land on their feet during a fall is known as what?

  1. righting reflex
  2. falling ability
  3. terminal velocity
  4. vestibular apparatus

Check your answers online at https://www.wonderopolis.org/wonder/How-Do-Cats-Always-Land-on-All-Four-Feet.