Cats Uncovered

Cats Uncovered

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Catalogue no: SBS1687

Media: DVD

Classification: G

Category: Non-Fiction

Genre: Documentary

Barcode: 9322225209404

No of Discs: 1

Language: English

Release Date: 04-11-2015

Availability: In stock

$28.95
Aloof. Disdainful. Vicious. Or friendly, fluffy balls of fur who just want to be loved. Opinions on cats tend to differ though one thing is
Aloof. Disdainful. Vicious. Or friendly, fluffy balls of fur who just want to be loved. Opinions on cats tend to differ though one thing is sure – they occupy a very special place in the hearts of many. But how much do we really know about them? This fascinating and revealing series investigates every aspect of the lives of this often-misunderstood species. Making use of the latest bespoke technology, military-grade GPS trackers, x-rays, cat-cams and specialised photography, it explores how a cat learns to function as a wild animal in a domestic world; the extraordinary ways in which cats are able to use their senses to interpret their environment; and the remarkable feline skill of inter-species communication and co-operation. Discover how a cat’s remarkable body, brain and senses – evolved to make their wild ancestors the perfect predator – are coping in the modern world, and how this naturally solitary animal has developed a unique interspecies understanding that’s enabled it to infiltrate our social groups and become modern humans’ greatest animal friend. Just don’t tell the dogs. Experiments also form an important part of the series and are used to put certain theories to the test. Find out if cats really do always land on their feet, whether their instinct to hunt is something they are born with, and why cat and dogs approach the world in an entirely different way.

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Cats Uncovered Review by Jennifer
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1) Did you like it?
Loved it! This documentary combines adorable cats with high technology. I didn’t stand a chance.

2) Why?
Cats have been domesticated for a long time, but anyone who’s spent much time around them knows that they’ve still got a bit of wild animal in them. They have strong instincts, are keen hunters, and are much less willing than dogs to adapt their behaviour to human lifestyles.

Cats Uncovered follows a team of researchers who attached GPS trackers and cameras to three different groups of English cats: Farm cats, small-town village cats, and suburban cats in the city of Brighton. Most fascinating to me were the insights into how cats interact with one another when these solitary predators are forced to share their territories. It’s enough to make you reconsider getting a “friend” for your current pet cats – the “cat cams” and GPS data capture fierce rivalries, time-sharing of city streets, and some very cheeky exploitation of human affection. The cameras also spend some time at Cat HQ, to see how the researchers gather and interpret cat stats, and do some very cute experiments to show how cats interact and communicate with humans.

Keep an eye out for Ozzy, an aggressive black cat named after the Black Sabbath frontman, who owns his Brighton street and terrorises everything in his path. Lots of amusement to be had, especially from his unsuspecting owners when they find out exactly how much of a troublemaker he really is.

3) “You would enjoy this documentary if…”
You’ve ever wondered where your outdoor cat goes when you’re not around. Or, if you’ve watched ALL the funny cat videos on the internet and still need an excuse to watch more cats being cute!

4) “This documentary made me think…”
How did they get the cats to keep their trackers and cameras on? They’re pretty bulky, and most cats I’ve met will barely tolerate a collar.

5) Stars out of five?
4.5 stars. (Posted on 28/04/2016)