An adorable cat has showed off his parkour skills while managing to escape three cats.
In the clip, which was uploaded to YouTube, the cat can be seen attempting to make his way down an alley where three cats are lying. Whatever he’s done to the cats beforehand, we don’t know, but it’s fair to say they’re pretty annoyed with him.
Instead of trying to take on the three cats, he decides to try and make a break for it and is seen bouncing off a wall, running, jumping and then running some more.
He’s made those other three cats look like fools, hasn’t he?
Japanese scientists say cats are as good as dogs at certain memory tests, suggesting they may be just as smart.
A study – involving 49 domestic cats – shows felines can recall memories of pleasant experiences, such as eating a favourite snack.
Dogs show this type of recollection – a unique memory of a specific event known as episodic memory.
Humans often consciously try to reconstruct past events that have taken place in their lives, such as what they ate for breakfast, their first day in a new job or a family wedding.
These memories are linked with an individual take on events, so they are unique to that person.
Saho Takagi, a psychologist at Kyoto University, said cats, as well as dogs, used memories of a single past experience, which may imply they have episodic memory similar to that of humans.
“Episodic memory is viewed as being related to introspective function of the mind; our study may imply a type of consciousness in cats,” she told BBC News.
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