SCOTTISH WILDCAT KITTEN BORN!
Wait for it... Amazing video footage has captured a rare Scottish wildcat kitten emerging from its den for the first time since birth!
The arrival of the kitten has given a big boost to conservation efforts working to bring Britain’s rarest mammal back from the edge of extinction. As part of our Act for Wildlife campaign, we hope to one day be able to release offspring back into the wild.
Experts believe there could now be fewer than 100 left in the UK, making the Scottish wildcat, or ‘Highland tiger’, one of the most endangered cat populations in the world.
The three Scottish wildcats currently at the zoo – mum Einich, dad Cromarty and the new kitten - are in a special behind-the-scenes breeding facility, but visitors to the zoo can see them via a live webcam.
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