Researchers attach cameras and GPS tracking systems to cats - Results revealed
Have you ever wondered what your cat gets up to when you are not around? Well, researchers from BBC Two’s Horizon and the Royal Veterinary College have attached cameras and GPS systems to a number of cats to see exactly what they get up to.
Fifty cats were studied in the Surrey Hills over a number of weeks and the BBC have now put some of their results up online. If you head to their page, then you can take a look at the routes taken by 11 of the cats studied over six 24-hour periods.
You can look at their journeys as well as some select footage from each. Click on a cat and see what it got up to during the research period.
You can watch Ginger, an ‘intolerant and aloof’ ginger tomcat, confront a rival, or watch Chip, a young short-haired black and white moggie, jump into a bird’s nest.
Each of the 11 cats have their daily routine mapped out.
The maps of the routes of the 10 cats above are not all from the same 24-hour period or necessarily from the same day the cat cam footage was recorded. GPS tracking data was filtered to discard obvious false readings, however some smaller inaccuracies may remain.
Click here to see the cat’s maps and watch their videos.