During active exploration cats will commonly move around their environment at a walk or trot while gathering information. This locomotion may be interspersed with behaviours such as standing on hind legs, crouching and climbing structures within the environment. Information may be gathered whilst moving and/or the cat may stop intermittently to further investigate a particular area, e.g. stopping to sniff an object, or to orientate towards a sound heard.
These video clips illustrate cats actively exploring their environment.