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Kittens ‘Wear face coverings’ near Scottish wildcat kittycats


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Kittens ‘Wear face coverings’ near Scottish wildcat kittycats

Image copyright Alyson Houston/RZSS Image caption One of the four kittens at the Highland Wildlife Park Visitors to a wildlife park have been asked to wear face coverings at an enclosure where four rare Scottish wildcat kittens were born.The kittens called Strom, Eilein, Druim and Vaara have just gone on public display at the Highland…

Kittens ‘Wear face coverings’ near Scottish wildcat kittycats

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One of the 4 kitties at the Highland Wildlife Park.

Visitors to a wildlife park have been asked to wear face coverings at an enclosure where four uncommon Scottish wildcat kittens were born.

The kittens called Strom, Eilein, Druim and Vaara have actually just gone on show and tell at the Highland Wildlife Park near Aviemore.

The park has actually asked visitors to use coverings at the outdoor enclosure to assist secure the cats and others.

Felines can capture influenza from human beings and some have actually caught the Covid-19 infection

In April, a female Malayan tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New york city City tested favorable for the infection.

Nadia, together with 6 other big cats, was believed to have been contaminated by an asymptomatic zoo keeper.

The Scottish wildcat is a critically-endangered types, and on the brink of extinction in the wild due to environment loss, reproducing with feral domestic cats and illness.

Staff at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Highland Wildlife Park are working on establishing a captive breeding centre at the website far from public view.

The four kitties born throughout lockdown can be seen by visitors.

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The kittycats include a male and four females.

The park stated: “Guests will be motivated to use a face mask in these areas to help keep the animals and others safe.”

Keith Gilchrist, animal collection supervisor, added: “We are enjoyed welcome the birth of four kittycats, who were born during lockdown in May, to mum Fiain and father Blair.

” We have one male, Strom, and 3 females, Eilein, Druim and Vaara. It has been terrific seeing them grow and it is great to now be able to welcome visitors to fulfill them too.”

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