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Cat map: London Zoo wants to know about your moggies

Posted at 12:00 pm, March 1, 2013 in Fun London

We recently discovered that London is full of cat people – we’re talking about people that love cats not a new race of cat/human hybrids – so there couldn’t be a better time to welcome two new tigers, Jae Jae and Melati, into London Zoo. The Sumatran tiger enclosure is set to open in the coming weeks giving the endangered animals a new, comfortable home that will hopefully encourage the new tigers to get busy and breed. But London Zoo aren’t just worried about the big guys. They have commissioned Filip Hnzido to create the ‘Cat Map’, an interactive map where Londoners (and everyone around the world) can add their feline friend so they can see if there are any trends in cat populations. Jae Jae and Melati have already been added to the map in addition to the very grounding fact that there are only 300 Sumatran tigers left in the wild. So, if you’ve ever wondered if white cats hail from White City, or just how many cats really live in Catford, now’s the purr-fect (sorry) time to find out. Or you could just look at everyone’s cat pictures; that’s totally acceptable too. Carly-Ann Clements

Enter our competition for a chance to win a trip to Tiger Territory at London Zoo for you and your family (though not your cats)

And here are the different categories the cats can be sorted in to:

Ginger Cat:

Black and White Cat:

Black Cat:

White Cat:

Blue/Grey Cat:

Tortoiseshell Cat:

Tabby Cat:

Mixed/Other Cat:

To add your cat to the Cat Map, see zsl.org/catmap and for more info on the upcoming tiger enclosure, see zsl.org/tigers.

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