Introduction: The Curious Case of Wingless Cats
One of the most fascinating features of cats is their undeniable agility and grace. They are able to climb, jump, and run with remarkable speed and precision. However, one thing that cats cannot do is fly. Unlike many birds and insects, cats do not have wings. This raises the question: why don’t cats have wings?
Evolutionary History of Cats
To answer this question, we must first look at the evolutionary history of cats. Cats are a group of mammals that belong to the family Felidae. They evolved from small carnivorous mammals that lived over 60 million years ago. Over time, cats developed adaptations that allowed them to become skilled hunters, including sharp teeth, retractable claws, and powerful muscles. However, wings were not among these adaptations.