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June 8, 2016 AT 11:00 am

The Nocturnal Paths of Australian Cats

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Fun project to track where cats actually go when they’re free to roam at night with an end goal to help owners take more consideration into their pet’s and the local flora and fauna’s safety. From Mashable:

Cats love to wander — but just how far they go is pretty wild.

More than one dozen cats were fitted with GPS trackers to show the distance they roam from their homes. The end result was a series of maps, which provide fascinating insight into the travelling habits of felines.

The maps are part of a cat tracking project by the Central Tablelands Local Land Services in Australia and is all about educating 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.

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