# Sunday, 26 May 2013


The Scottish wildcat has long been under threat of extinction mainly due to problems with the species interbreeding with domestic moggies. A scientist who has developed a genetic test to identify pure Scottish wildcats has now warned that the species could be extinct in as little as two years. Some scientists have now called for the remaining individuals to be trapped so the species can be preserved. It is thought less than 100 now remain so unless action is taken soon it might well be too late too save the species.