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University of South Australia researchers find roaming cats are reaching extraordinary lengths

Researchers at the University of South Australia have been given a rare insight into the secret world of cats.

GPS trackers were strapped to 428 pet cats, and the data produced some fascinating results.

Some cats travelled 30 hectares in a week – that’s 16 times the size of the Adelaide Oval.

Dr Philip Roetman runs the Discovery Circle at University of South Australia and said they were fascinated to discover how far some cats roam.

‘We found some of them are going quite a long way although there is a ra1nge in the types of distances cats are travelling,’ he told Neil Mitchell.

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