Do Big Cats Chase Laser Pointers Like House Cats?

While visiting Cheetah Experience, a Bloemfontein, South Africa-based non-profit conservation project dedicated to protecting wildcats and other endangered animals, zoologist Dolph C. Volker finds out how the sanctuary’s various animal inhabitants react to a laser light, a favorite toy of most house cats.

“I bought a low grade commercial laser light and wanted to see if captive Africa big and small lesser cats and some other animals could be enriched by it. I showed the light to each of them and recorded their responses.”