Scottish Wildcat Endures The Shame Of Being Saved By An ENGLISH Zoo.
It's really shocking how insensitive we humans can be. What's even more shocking is that we keep proving it time and again. We have damaged every possible thing we have in our surroundings and even now there is no stopping us. We continue to do so even when we know that we will have to bear the consequences. We've endangered many lives for the sake of temporary luxuries.
Many animals have had to pay the price for our carelessness and greed.
One such species that has been suffering over the years is the Scottish Wildcat.
The number of these cats has gone down to as little as a 100.
They are considered to be among the most at-risk species according to conservationists.
These once thriving wildcats have been hunted to the verge of extinction.
There have been various reasons for their killings but they were primarily killed because of their precious fur and also to stop them from preying on valuable birds. However, they are now protected by UK law. They still face a huge threat because of different reasons, some of them being cross breeding with domestic cats, habitat loss and accidental persecution.
The birth of a little kitten was a huge boost to all the preservation efforts.
Zoologists were on cloud nine when this rare feline gave birth to a kitten. The arrival of this little fellow was a major boost to all the efforts the zoologists were making in order to save these wildcats. Though the kitten was born in May, it has spent the majority of the initial months tucked away in its den with the mother, Einich. It has recently gained the confidence and strength to explore the wild. Here’s hoping that this little fellow will soon grow into a powerful predator.
Zoologists are ensuring little feline’s and its family’s safety.
The zoologists are taking strict measures to ensure the safety of these wildcats. Chester’s zoo is home to three of them – adult female Einich, male Cromarty and the new kitten. They are in a special behind-the-scenes breeding facility. They are not directly on show to the public but visitors can see them via a live webcam.
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