Most closely related to linsangs, elongated forest-dwelling animals of Southeast Asia, some 40 species of carnivorous mammal that we consider “cats” are grouped together within the Felidae family of the Carnivora order of mammals. Despite their diversity and reasonably wide distribution, only three cat species inhabit Europe today: the Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx); the Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus); and the European wildcat (Felis silvestris). Only one, the wildcat, is currently to be found in Britain and that has suffered a steep population decline in since the turn of the century such that it is now restricted to a handful of populations in the Scottish uplands.


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In Search of the Scottish Wildcat - by Morris Allan
Windfall Books -- 2002 -- ISBN: 978-0953983919

The Scottish Wildcat - by Christopher Clegg
Merlin Unwin Books -- 2017 -- ISBN: 978-1910723418

The Wildcat - by Andrew Kitchener
The Mammal Society -- 1995 -- ISBN: 978-0906282274

Tracking The Highland Tiger: In Search of Scottish Wildcats - by Marianne Taylor
Bloomsbury Wildlife -- 2019 -- ISBN: 978-1472900920

Wild Cats of the World - by David Alderton
Facts on File Inc -- 2002 -- ISBN: 978-0816052172

Wildcat Haven - by Mike Tomkies
Whittles Publishing -- 2008 -- ISBN: 978-1904445753

Wildcats - by Mike Tomkies
Whittet Books -- 1991 -- ISBN: 978-0905483863