Wildcat Kittens!

Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you will probably be aware that perhaps the rarest kittens in the world have been found abandoned in Aberdeenshire.

The kittens are currently in the expert care of Wildcat Haven, arguably Scotland's best chance of saving the wildcat and certainly the only project in Scotland aimed at saving the wildcat in the wild.  One of Wildcat Haven's major funding sources, Highland Titles, constructed the biggest enclosure of its kind anywhere in Europe specifically for the purpose of rehabilitating injured wildcats or abandoned kittens.

Pleasingly, lots of images and video footage have been made available :)

It is possible to sponsor these kittens at www.wildcathaven.com, with customers being offered frequent updates on the kittens' progress.

Dr Paul O'Donoghue, Chief Scientific Advisor to Wildcat Haven, said

"They will be raised in the huge forest enclosure with minimal human contact and the very best veterinary care, to ensure they can be successfully released back into the wild as soon as they are old enough to live independently"

Let us hope that the kittens - which will never learn to hunt at their mother's heel - are the real thing and are one day released back into the wild.

This is the latest positive development in the area of wildcat conservation.  Last year, a huge wildcat, nicknamed 'The Beast' was caught on camera near to where the kittens were found.