Why do big cats have round irises and little cats have slitted irises?

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Offline damiri

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The lions n tigers at the zoo have rounded irises!

Why don't my kitty cats at home?

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You mean like this [???]


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Or like?


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You posted 2 pics of domestic cats. They both have vertically slit irises.

Well, here is a lion and some baby tigers. Round irises! Why? lol

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The slitted irises are to help them see better in the dark when they're hunting?

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lovely piccy's !

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