It is quite easy for a cat owner to treat their domestic cat as a “dumb animal” and “only a cat”. By contrast cat guardians treat their cats as sentient beings with brains and feelings together with wonderfully impressive senses.
Cats can display pure logical intelligence and learning-by-observation-skills. I think this cat learned how to get out by observing people using the bolt when they wanted to release other cats in the facility for whatever reason. The video reminds us that cats want to get out of cages if we need reminding of that obvious fact.
This smart cat is a mascot cat (I guess that is a resident cat) at a veterinary clinic in Marseille, France. S(he) was put in the cage to show how he gets out.
The behaviour of this cat may surprise a lot of people but it won’t surprise people who know and understand domestic cats. The dog is said to be more intelligent but this does not take into account different types of intelligence.
We are told that certain cat breeds are more intelligent than others. I don’t really believe it. It is more about individual cats some of which are more intelligent than others and some are more confident allowing them to display intelligence.