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Cat Watch 2014: Hearing like a cat

Cats can hear a larger range of sounds than many other mammals. In fact, they can detect 11 octaves in total - two octaves more than a human being.

Watch the video to see how the domestic cat can track down the source of ultrasonic sounds, undetectable to the human ear.

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Watch the first episode of Cat Watch 2014: The New Horizon Experiment on Tuesday 7 October on BBC Two at 8pm or afterwards on the BBC iPlayer. Subsequent episodes will be shown on Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 October.

  • 02 Oct 2014