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Scottish Wildcat

Scottish Wildcat

Scientific name: felis silvestris grampia

Pound for pound the Scottish wildcat is one of the most impressive predators in the world; intelligent, fearless, resourceful, patient, agile and powerful they are genuine super predators which until as recently as the 1950s were still believed to be man killers.

Unique to Britain, and now only found in Scotland.

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scottish wildcat captive breeding

The Scottish wildcat has become extremely rare. It's much rarer than the Bengal tiger. In fact, experts believe there could be as few as 400 left in the wild. Yes, just 400! This makes the wildcat one of Britain's most endangered species.