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This is a photo of an American Curl cat, picture taken by Wikipedia user Cljk

The American Curl (so called by it’s curled back ears) first appeared in 1981, in Lakewood, California. It’s a medium sized cat, weighing 5-11 pounds, and are full grown by 2-3 years.  Kittens have straight ears, but their ears start curling within ten days. They can be both long haired and short haired, and come in every color. They are energetic, and love playing. This cat has a long lifespan, living more than 15 years.