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How many muscles are in a cat's ear?

Question #11775. Asked by matt.
Last updated Oct 25 2016.

donnie
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donnie

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A cat has 32 muscles in each ear, compared to a human's 6 muscles each. A cat can rotate its ears independently 180 degrees, and turn in the direction of sound 10 times faster than those of the best watchdog.
Thirty-two individual muscles in each ear allow for a manner of directional hearing; a cat can move each ear independently of the other. Because of this mobility, a cat can move its body in one direction and point its ears in another direction. Most cats have straight ears pointing upward.

link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat_anatomy#Ears

Response last updated by Terry on Oct 25 2016.
Apr 30 2001, 9:45 PM
Catlover7
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Catlover7
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Answer has 7 votes.

Aug 19 2008, 9:31 AM
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