BBC Discovers Where House Cats Go When They’re Out
The British broadcaster has collaborated with veterinary researchers to track the behavior of domestic cats in Surrey, UK.
A team of researchers from BBC Two’s Horizon program and the Royal Veterinary College used technology typically used to track big cats in the wild to find out more about animals closer to home: domestic cats.
The technology, which is comprised of high-accuracy GPS and electronic sensors in combination with fixed cameras and “cat cams,” allows researchers to detect when the animals are active and how far they roam. Insight into behaviors such as hunting and interactions with other animals and humans can also be gleaned from the sensors and cameras.