4 Sep 2017

What a Cat Knows

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:07 pm on 4 September 2017
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Cats have a reputation for being mysterious, independent and downright strange. They may be domesticated but house cats retain a little bit of the wild says Tom McNamee. He writes books about wild animals.

When a black kitten was abandoned on his property, he went on a journey of discovery to try and understand more about the little bit of wild he welcomed into his home.

So he made a study of the cat that became his pet, to try and understand our feline companions - how they perceive the world and how they communicate - and most importantly, how they train their humans!

He talks to Megan Whelan about the resulting book, The Inner Life of Cats: The Science and Secrets of Our Mysterious Feline Companions

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