The Secret Life of the Cat

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Horizon, 2012-2013 Episode 12 of 18

Duration: 1 hour

Horizon discovers what your cat really gets up to when it leaves the cat flap.

In a groundbreaking experiment, 50 cats from a village in Surrey are tagged with GPS collars and their every movement is recorded, day and night, as they hunt in our backyards and patrol the garden fences and hedgerows.

Cats are fitted with specially developed cat-cams which reveal their unique view of our world.
You may think you understand your pet, but their secret life is more surprising than we thought.


Series Editor
Aidan Laverty
Series Producer
Zoe Heron
Helen Sage
Helen Sage


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