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Why do cats like cardboard boxes? A scientist explains

Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Friday, September 13, 2013, 3:33 PM -

Put an empty box down, and if there's a cat nearby it will soon be filled.

That's common knowledge for most feline fanatics -- although most don't know the reason why.

Check out the video above for the scientific explanation.

You may be surprised to learn that this behaviour isn't exclusive to domestic cats.

Even some of the world's largest kitties can't resist the lure of a cardboard box.

Check it out:

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