Glynis and the Kittens: Wildcat Photos from Scotland

Emily Goodheart Kautz July 26, 2019 0

Scottish wildcat kittens at the Aigas Field Center in Scotland.

Kittens have arrived at the Aigas Field Center in Scotland! Scottish wildcats Glynis and Affric are now the proud parents of two paw-sitively adorable kittens. Born on May 4, 2019, the two females in the litter are healthy and happy.

Glynis and Affric at the Aigas Field Center in Scotland.

Glynis and Affric

Scottish wildcat kittens at the Aigas Field Center in Scotland.

Last year, Nat Hab Philanthropy gave funds to the Aigas Wildcat Conservation Breeding Programme to help the highly endangered Scottish wildcat—the United Kingdom’s only native feline and rarest mammal. On our trip to Scotland’s Wild Highlands and Islands, Nat Hab travelers visit the breeding project, which gives guests a chance to see these muscular tabby cats and learn more about the efforts to save them. Scottish wildcats face many threats, including hybridization with domestic cats and disease. Glynis and Affric’s kittens have strong genes, which they will pass on once they begin to breed in the national effort to reintroduce wildcats to Scotland.

Scottish wildcat kittens at the Aigas Field Center in Scotland.

Scottish wildcat kittens at the Aigas Field Center in Scotland.

The kittens are already thriving and are very playful, chasing, stalking and pouncing on one another. They delight in climbing, chewing and clawing as they explore their new surroundings. The young wildcats have also begun to show their fierce spirit, hissing at humans if they think they’ve come too close.

Scottish wildcat kittens at the Aigas Field Center in Scotland.

We can’t wait to watch these fur-midable little ones grow! Enjoy these purr-fect pictures which are sure to leave you feline good!

Scottish wildcat kittens at the Aigas Field Center in Scotland.

Scottish wildcat kittens at the Aigas Field Center in Scotland.

Scottish wildcat kittens at the Aigas Field Center in Scotland.

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