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Why scientists use radio collars to study cats

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Why scientists use radio collars to study cats

Many of you have asked why some of the stars of the Super Cats miniseries can be seen wearing radio collars, including the black-footed cat called Gyra featured in episode two. We asked Dr. Alexander Sliwa, leader of the Black-footed Cat Working Group and scientific consultant on the Super Cats series, why radio collars are a necessary tool for scientists to study wild cats.