Cats that live in the snow

Snow leopard Central Karakoram NP Pakistan

I am referring to wild cat species and secondly there is no cat species which only lives in the snow all the time. I guess that is common sense but the wild cat species listed, of which there are 12, spend at least part of their time in a snowy landscape more so than …

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Wildcat to be reintroduced to England’s Derwent valley at Cattiside?

Scottish wildcat kittens playing

There is talk about the reintroduction of the beautiful wildcat, which was once native to England, to the Derwent valley at a particular place, appropriately called Cattiside. This is said to be the last-known Derbyshire location of native wildcats centuries ago. As I recall, the last wildcat in England was shot for sport by …

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Scottish wildcats are extinct or on the brink of extinction in the wild

Scottish wildcat kittens playing

A study recently concluded that Scottish wildcats are now part of the same gene pool as domestic cats which means that they are functionally extinct which in turn means that they are on the brink of extinction in the wild. And I understand it, “functionally extinct” means that the wild cat population in Scotland …

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European Wildcat

See this image and a full, detailed description of the European wildcat. Is this a hybrid? Initial Points The taxonomy of the wildcat has been, and still is, in dispute. Taxonomy, in this instance, means the scientific classification of the species called the “wildcat” into subspecies.There is a lack of certainty as to wildcat …

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