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What’s the evolutionary benefit of cats playing with their prey?

I just saw a cat playing and teasing a wounded bird for minutes, and I immediately started to wonder what the evolutionary rationale were. After all, it seems eating the prey as soon as possible ...
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Why does my kitten have one white whisker, the others are black?

May it be that my kitten's mother had a fever when she was giving birth to him? When he was 2 months old, he had a white chest and white spots on him. Now those are gone, but his white whisker stayed. ...
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Why do (some) cats chase their own tail?

Is this just playful behaviour or are they unaware that it's their own body part ?
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Why do cats meow but lions and tigers roar?

So as far as I know the cat animals are related to each other by evolution. (Please correct me on this if I am wrong?) How come the big cats; lions, tigers et.c. roar but smaller cats like house ...
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Why can't cats run longer distances like dogs?

Cats can run about nearly 30mph. Their stamina, though, is for short distances. Why can't they run longer? Can cats be trained to run longer distances like dogs? For instance, could their resistance ...
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What is the mechanism behind cats' geolocating homing behavior?

Some cats, which are separated from their home, have the ability to travel back to their original home - even over long distances and land that they haven't encountered before. E.g., see the Time ...