European wildcat in western Switzerland threatened by mating with domestic cats

European wildcat

We know that the Scottish wildcat is either extinct in the wild in Scotland or very nearly so because of long-term hybridisation with domestic and feral cats. These two species i.e. the wildcat and the domestic cat readily mate. It is the wildcat’s undoing in Europe and in Africa. And today, we are told …

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European, African and Asian Wildcat Threats and Conservation

by Michael (London, UK) European wildcat – photo by Joachim S. Müller (Flickr) Here are some bulleted notes on the threats and conservation of the wild cat species known as the “wildcat”. This is a small wildcat that looks like a domestic cat and which is the wildcat ancestor of the domestic cat. Please …

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