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TheGUYuk

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Scottish wildcats may become extinct, only 35 leftby phenomenica on September 14, 2012
in NatureScottish wildcats may be the next species to be wiped out from the earth, as conservationists say the numbers of pure-bred cats may have fallen to about 35 individuals.
According to the Daily Mail, a team from the Scottish Wildcat Association (SWA) reviewed 2,000 records of camera trap sightings, eyewitness reports and road kills.
The analysis suggested there could be just 35 wildcats also known as the Highland Tiger.
Other research also estimated there could be less than 400 pure-bred cats.
Highland Tiger
Highland Tiger. Image credit: Dorothy Thomson

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Re: Scottish wildcats may become extinct, only 35 left
« Reply #1 on: 23:22:33, 17/09/12 »
Don't just read the article help them here if you can http://www.scottishwildcats.co.uk/

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Re: Scottish wildcats may become extinct, only 35 left
« Reply #2 on: 23:28:21, 17/09/12 »
One of the problems is that wild cats have been mating with Domestic cats, So although there are few pure breed wild cats there are still a lot around that are cross breed.
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