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Cat’s Pupils

Have you ever wondered why the pupil of a cat's eyes becomes a vertical slit when it contracts, while most other mammals, including humans, all have eyes that contract to a tiny circle?


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Vertical slit pupils tend to belong to smaller ambush predators that hunt relatively close to the ground. Besides cats, this group includes animals like snakes, foxes, and crocodiles.

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