Tag Archives: Wildcat

Asiatic Wildcat

Here are a few shots of an Asiatic Wildcat taken at the Cat Survival Trust near Welwyn in Hertfordshire.  The trust has an incredible number of big and small cats which are well worth seeing however, please note that it is not open to public but if you call they will try their best to arrange a visit for you.

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SCOTTISH WILDCAT

Here are a few shots of a Scottish Wildcat taken at the BWC.

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Eurasian Wildcat

Here are a few shots of the muscular and highly aggressive Eurasian Wildcat taken at the Cat Survival Trust in Hertfordshire.  I used my 50mm prime lens which provides a lovely blurred background and actually makes the wildcat look more like a domestic cat and perhaps cute and cuddly.  However, picture 4 clearly demonstrates the aggressive side of its nature.

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Scottish Wildcat

Here are a few shots of a Scottish Wildcat which is Britain’s last large mammal predator.  Although they look very similar to a household tabby cat, these are super-tough, can comfortably survive Scotland’s harshest winters and are more than a match for large eagles.  Unfortunately, the latest figures suggest that there are less than 100 left in the wild.  The Wildcat Haven Project is currently trying to turn the tide in favour of the wildcat, aiming to increase their numbers to around 1,000 to ensure sustainability –  more at: http://www.wildcathaven.co.uk

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