On average, cats can jump up to 5 times their own height vertically.
Cats have very muscular rear legs that provide powerful springing force when jumping.
Cats have a very flexible spine that aids in jumping and twisting motions.
Front paws help grip surfaces while hind legs propel the cat upwards.
Indoor cats can jump 6-8 feet high onto refrigerators, bookcases, and more.
Slow-motion video reveals the grace and coordination of a cat jumping.
Bold, athletic cats jump more often and higher than timid, sedentary cats.