Outdoor Cat Volunteers Needed For Camera Collar Study At University of Guelph

Research will help with conservation efforts and educate outdoor cat owners

Researchers in the department of Integrated Biology at the University of Guelph are looking for volunteers to take part in a new study on outdoor cat behaviour.

Cat owners in the areas of Guelph and Waterloo region can sign up to take part in the five-week study.

Elizabeth Gow, an adjunct professor at the University of Guelph, said the cats will be equipped with a collar that has a small camera and tracking device attached to it, which will help researchers see what cats are doing and where they are going.

“You can think of it like as if we were to put a GoPro on your chest and we would see everything you do in your daily activity and that’s kind of what we’re doing with these cats,” she said…

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