How High Can Your Cat Jump?
SlimDoggy Jack is not a big jumper. He weighs 80lbs and can barely get all four feet off the ground at once. But cats have a natural jumping ability and can jump up to five or six times their body length. World record for human vertical jump is 60″, on a 5′ tall person that is only 1X body height.
Cats jumping ability comes from the strength in their back legs and their ability to leverage them for ultimate springing capability. Check out this slow motion video to see that spring in action.
And of course no assessment of cats jumping ability would be complete without a YouTube compilation: