Chris Kouwenhoven

Right or left?

It is not generally known that just as people are either right-handed or left-handed, cats are either right-pawed or left-pawed. Out of every 100 cats approximately 40 are left-pawed, 20 are right-pawed, and 40 are ambidextrous. These findings contrast strikingly with the human situation where only 10 individuals are left-handed for every 90 who are right-handed.