The Elusive Scottish Wildcat

by Rebecca on October 16, 2010

in Animal Videos,Animals in the News

Two Scottish wildcat kittens have been filmed by a BBC crew.

The notoriously shy animals were filmed at night in the highlands of Scotland.

One of the kittens had an unusual black coat, suggesting that it could have been an incredibly rare dark or “melanistic” genetic form.

The crew, including wildlife presenter Liz Bonnin, had set out to catch a glimpse of the scarce Scottish wildcat. Their footage will be broadcast on the BBC series Autumnwatch.

To read more and see some short videos: http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_9085000/9085644.stm

To see more on the Scottish wildcat, here is a trailer for the documentary Last of the Scottish Wildcats :


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