The Scottish Wildcat

I have just reinstalled my old harddrive and found some pictures. This is a Scottish wildcat from Port Lympne Wildlife Park that I took in 2009. I talked to some of the people involved in their conservation and visited this enclosure with one of the keepers.

Bad news struck recently, though, as the Scottish Wildcat Association have just reported that there may be as few as 35 individuals left in the wild and that they could be extinct within months due to interbreeding with domestic and feral cats.

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