Some Scottish wildcats to be captured for captive breeding programmes

There is disagreement about how best to protect and conserve the progressively endangered Scottish wildcat.  The Scottish wildcat is in a precarious situation.  The species is becoming extinct and has been for many, many years.  This is primarily because of … please continue reading

African Wildcat Conservation Status 2014

The population trend for wildcats in general is downwards. That applies to the African wildcat – the wild ancestor to the domestic cat and an important species for that reason. Incidentally, there are two subspecies of African wildcat: the African … please continue reading

The wild cat species who failed to become the domestic cat

The DNA of all domestic cats has no trace of any wild cat species other than the African wildcat (also Near Eastern wildcat and Arabian wildcat – felis silvestris lybica). However, 10,000 years ago, there were a number of other … please continue reading