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Delight for Royal Zoological Society of Scotland after seven wildcat kittens are born at Highland Wildlife Park at Kincraig near Kingussie

By Philip Murray

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Lossie and three of her kittens.
Lossie and three of her kittens.

SEVEN rare wildcat kittens have been born at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s (RZSS) Highland Wildlife Park at Kincraig – giving an extra boost to recovery plans for the species.

The kittens were born to two mothers, Lossie and Katrine, in the wildlife conservation charity’s off-show breeding enclosures which are designed to help retain and develop a range of key behaviours needed to survive in the wild.

RZSS is developing plans to deliver the first UK reintroduction project for wildcats, with potential release sites being explored in key locations.

The plans also include the development of a dedicated wildcat reintroduction centre, based at Highland Wildlife Park.

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