The Highland Wildlife Park in Scotland is celebrating it’s current heroes – a litter of Scottish Wildcat kittens! Scottish Wildcats are a perilously endangered species, with only around 400 estimated to currently be alive in the wild. Some consider the variety of wildcat found in Scotland to be a distinct subspecies of the European Wildcat. In appearance, they look similar to your average domestic tabby cat, but there are a few subtle differences – Wildcats are physically bulkier than an average domestic cat, with a slightly larger skull. Also, their fur is thicker with better defined stripes. Wildcats have roamed Europe since the last ice age. Which makes these little wildkittens very important. As well as adorable.

Happy caturday!

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