People who have outdoor cats may wonder where their cats go when they’re roaming around outside. Now using the wonders of GPS (Global Positioning Systems) that help people navigate through strange neighborhoods on a smartphone, scientist have mapped the behavior of several cats.
The Central Tablelands Local Land Services in Australia put GPS trackers on cats to create maps and show owners on where their pets go when they aren’t looking.
“Cats are given a pretty bad rap. In terms of the damage they do to biodiversity, to native fauna and flora,” Peter Evans, a senior land officer, told Mashable Australia.
“You always get the comment from owners that their cat doesn’t roam … but we thought it was a great visual to show owners where cats go when they don’t know where they are, because generally a lot of cats are unrestrained.”