There are approximately 244 bones in a cheetah's skeleton as it is considered a lesser cat and cats have approximately 244 bones. The cheetah is considered a lesser cat rather than a big cat, such as tigers or jaguars, b... More »

More than 98 percent of all animal species have no bony vertebrae or skeletons and are collectively classified as invertebrates. Jellyfish, octopuses, worms, snails, crabs and lobsters, insects, squid and sea stars are s... More »

No, all animals do not have skeletons. Only animals considered vertebrates, such as birds, fish, amphibians, mammals and reptiles have skeletons. There is a much larger group of animals called invertebrates that do not h... More »

The four primary functions of the skeletal system are to support muscles and tissue, protect the vital organs, allow movement of bones and muscles and serve as the storage center for immature blood cells and minerals. Th... More »

Cheetahs are slim cats with long legs, small heads and small paws with claws that cannot fully retract. Their body weight is between 50 and 160 pounds, and their length is between about 4 and 5 feet. Male cheetahs are ge... More »

The Balinese cat was bred from long-haired Siamese cats. The unique coat of the Balinese lies close to the body, flowing down to the tail. Long-haired Siamese cats are a spontaneous mutation of the standard breed, and se... More »

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While cats can verbalize their feelings through meows, chirps and growls, being able to interpret their body language is key for communication. Over time, cats can learn to understand and recognize tones of voice and moo... More »