To coincide with the imminent opening of London Zoo’s new Tiger Territory enclosure for BIG cats, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) have recently launched an on-line Cat Map. The map was launched with the aim of raising awareness about animal conservation but also as a tool to help the ZSL survey the capital’s housecat population.
Within a matter of days, the map has been populated by cat owners from around the globe and, at the time of writing, comprises a record of the age, gender, colour, name and location of over 3,500 feline pets together with their photographs. All these criteria are searchable thereby allowing the user to search for all black and white cats called Jess, for example.
It would appear that my nearest recorded cat is currently a 15 year-old white female Siamese called Cleo. Perhaps someone other than a cat-lover could tell me the benefit of this information?