Why Do Cats Have Whiskers?

Josh Welch

Closeup of cat and whiskersCats are strange little creatures when compared to almost any other animal, but they are also very interesting too. 

You have probably noticed that cats have long whiskers coming from their cheeks and eyebrows, but you may not have noticed that they have them on their ankles too! 

What are these whiskers for and why are they located in such strange places? 

This video is a clip from a longer program by the BBC named "Cats Uncovered" and it is all about cat whiskers and their many uses. 

Check out this short but interesting video clip below and leave me a comment and let me know what you thought!