HRH The Princess Royal visits project to restore wildcats to Scotland

Posted 27 Mar 2024 in Edinburgh Zoo

HRH unveiling a plaque at the Saving Wildcats hub with David Field IMAGE: Laura Moore 2024

HRH The Princess Royal visited the Saving Wildcats project, based at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s (RZSS) Highland Wildlife Park, to learn more about the partnership project working to save one of the UK’s most endangered carnivores. 

The wildlife conservation charity’s royal patron heard from the team responsible for restoring the Highland tiger to Scotland, and the work they do to breed the species for release, mitigate the threats the cats face, and monitor their progress in the wild. 

Following a tour of the project hub, where Her Royal Highness learned about the project’s collaborative work with stakeholders and landowners and the challenges in monitoring and studying wildcat behaviour in the pre-release enclosures and in the wild, HRH then unveiled a plaque to commemorate the visit. 

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