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Cats on Camera

Remote monitoring cameras are used in natural bushland on the Tweed Coast to find out what types of animals are using these areas. As well as images of native wildlife, these cameras have recorded roaming pet cats when they are out at night and day. Feral animals, such as dogs, foxes and wild cats have also been recorded.

Roaming pet cats face many dangers: dogs, foxes, snakes, ticks, busy roads, other cats and diseases like feline aids. These cats also hunt our wildlife.Cats on Camera aims to help cat owners make informed decisions about the management of their pet cat.

See how far the cats travel and what is out and about when they are. The maps show an estimated range that these pet cats roam using camera records at different locations over a one month period. The maps also use local surveys and known information about roaming pet cat behaviour.

Cats from Bogangar

Pet Cats from
Bogangar/Cabarita

Lots of pet cats have been seen at this site. It is estimated that these cats roam over an area of 150 ha. That's equal to the size of 140 football fields all joined together!


Cats from Pottsville

Pet Cats from
Pottsville "Ginger"

Based on the cameras "Ginger" has been spotted roaming in an area of 417ha. That's equal to the size of 400 football fields all joined together!


Cats from Round Mountain

Pet Cats from
Round Mountain "Snowy"

It is estimated that "Snowy" roams over an area the size of 1,167 ha. That's equal to the size of 800 football fields all joined together!



Cat Tracker - South Australia

Cat Tracker - Australia

Cat owners volunteered their cats to be part of the cat tracker project in South Australia.

Each cat was fitted with a GPS satellite collar for a week and their movement was tracked by GPS.

See what the University of South Australia’s research has shown about pet cats roaming.

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