Seven rare wildcat kittens have been born at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s (RZSS) Highland Wildlife Park near Aviemore, giving an extra boost to species recovery plans.

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 are 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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