Ask Dr. Richards

August 2010 Issue

Ask Elizabeth: August 2010

We cats are special in many ways, of course, but our eyes have always been particularly fascinating to people. Pearl’s pupil shape is unique to the family Felidae and is meant to maximize vision in low light. Did you know that cats can see at eight times dimmer illumination than humans? This gift is part of our heritage as nocturnal, carnivorous mammals. Our ancestors’ success in the wild depended on being able to hunt at dusk and dawn, times of day when many potential dinner species are most active. Adaptations to the eye improved our wild relatives’ night vision

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