Scotlandís Cat : "Last of the Scottish Wildcats"

A 60-minute DVD from Coffee Films introduces a unique animal, rarely seen and fiercely independent, the Scottish wildcat (felix silvestris grampia) "Pound for pound the Scottish wildcat is one of the most impressive predators in the world; intelligent, fearless, resourceful, patient, agile and powerful, they are genuine super-predators."

"Although wildcats look similar to domestic cats, these are no feral or farm cats run wild; they're Britain's only remaining large wild predator and have walked this land for millions of years before mankind arrived or domestic cats appeared. Every inch a cat in every sense of the word, the Scottish wildcat epitomizes the independent, mysterious and wild spirit of the Highlands like no other creature." "They'll fight to the death for their freedom; they epitomize what it takes to be truly free I think," says*Mike Tomkies, naturalist.

This film shows beautiful rare footage of these secretive creatures in the wild and interviews with people who are trying to protect them and save them from extinction. "It is estimated that fewer than 400 pure wildcats and around 3500 hybrid wildcats live in the Highlands." For more about Scottish wildcats and efforts to conserve them, see the website of the Scottish Wildcat Association.

 

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