The last of the Highland tigers

Scottish wildcats used to roam the whole of Great Britain.  Now, fewer than 400 remain in the Highlands. Credit: Peter Cairns.

The Scottish wildcat is an icon of the Highlands, on par with the bagpipes, the kilt and Braveheart. But very few of these endangered animals remain. Today on The World, I’ve got a story about the last of the wildcats prowling the Highlands.

And I made a short audio slideshow about the wildcat’s cultural legacy in the Highlands:

~ by Ari Daniel on October 27, 2010.

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