Endangered and rare wildcat kittens are have been born in Scotland. The newly-born kittens were unveiled to the public this week after the viewing area at the park was reopened.
The four kittens which are named Eeilen, Vaara, Strom, and Druim were birthed by Parents Fiain and Blair.
It has been great watching them grow and it is fantastic to now be able to welcome visitors to meet them too.Keith Gilbirth
People who would be visiting the park are advised to wear face masks in the wildcat viewing area to protect the animals and others since there have been reports of several cats contracting Covid-19 from humans.
Scottish wildcats are the only native member of the cat family still seen in the wild in the United Kingdom. According to a survey carried out by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), only 20% of wildcats are fully wildcat, while 80% were cross-breeds or domestic.
The RZSS is creating an initiative to conserve the species by breeding and releasing wildcats back into the wild, this initiative is known as Saving Wildcats. The initiative is also in partnership with The Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA), NatureScot, Norden’s Ark and Junta de Andalucia, and Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS).