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Offline thedoc

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Why are cat's eyes split vertically?
« on: 06/10/2016 10:40:15 »
 As a cat lover I've wondered at the beauty of their eyes and in particular why are their pupils split vertically (rather than horizontally) and for that matter why a split at all and not circular?
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Re: Why are cat's eyes split vertically?
« Reply #1 on: 11/05/2016 22:50:13 »
A variety of theories are presented here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pupil#Other_animals
 

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Re: Why are cat's eyes split vertically?
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