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The Scottish Wildcat: Britain's Most Endangered Mammal


By: Christopher Clegg(Author)

220 pages, colour & b/w photos

Merlin Unwin Books

Hardback | Aug 2017 | #237168 | ISBN-13: 9781910723418
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £19.99 $28/€23 approx

About this book

The Scottish wildcat is an endangered species, but conservation groups are fighting hard for its survival and proliferation, and in the process uncovering more facts about this rarely glimpsed, beautiful mammal.

This fascinating book on the wildcat reveals:
- its inbuilt survival instinct and adaptability
- unusual sightings such as wildcats swimming from island to island
- a history of the wildcat from prehistoric times to the present day
- wildcats and the Scottish clans
- natural history including breeding and territory
- wildcats as medieval vermin or for skins
- dens and territorial ranges
- in captivity, in literature and folklore
- tracking wildcats using trail cameras
- latest initiatives to save the wildcat

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