Kittens could save the wildcat by a whisker

By Neil MacPhail

Published: 22/10/2013

Two young Highland wildcats made their public debut yesterday, unaware they could have a vital role to play in the survival of their species.

Scottish wildcats are a native icon under threat – and Ness and Einich will hopefully play a significant role in the conservation breeding programme, as part of the new Scottish Wildcat Conservation Action Plan.

This was unveiled on September 24, with the Highland Wildlife Park near Kingussie set to be one of the main sites to host a population for breeding and possible reintroduction.

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