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Wild Cats

I know they are incredibly scare and rare these days but just wondering where the best places are to encounter these if at all possible?

Cheers in advance.
"A man is only as big as the dreams he dares to live"


  • VisitScotlandMurielVisitScotlandMuriel Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    Hi @seawildearth
    It would be incredibly difficult to see them in the wild but you can go to the Highland Wildlife Park at Kincraig near Kingussie to see wild cats alongside other animals like red squirrels - the latest being snow leopards! 
    You can also check the Wildcat Haven which is a conservation project in the wild in the west of Scotland.
    I hope this helps. We look forward to reading how you get on in your quest.
  • seawildearthseawildearth Member ✭✭
    edited October 2016
    I am determined as a badger. I once made a short film about a very rare and seldom encountered fish on a small Micronesian island. With a run time of just 13minutes the finished item took seven months just to film! Yikes. "Here Kitty Kitty"....
    "A man is only as big as the dreams he dares to live"
  • VisitScotlandMurielVisitScotlandMuriel Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    Good luck !!  :wink:
  • I'm pretty sure they've been seen from Speyside Wildlife's hide (but a VERY rare sighting) at Rothiemurchus Estate, good luck I would LOVE to see a wildcat!!
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