THE SCOTTISH DEER CENTRE
Last Tuesday FWN visited The Scottish Deer Centre near St Andrews, this was a place we had passed when we were kids and our mum and dad used to take us out on a day out in the car to the beach at St Andrews.
We knew they had lots of varieties of Deer but what we didn’t know was that they had lots of different mammals too.
As soon as I found out this I phoned Colin and he immediately said we have to go there and get some film on them.
The Scottish Deer Centre is an amazing place to visit, very well run and nice shops and a fabulous cafe to have lunch in.
What a treat we had in store as it was like waking up on Christmas day (if presents were wildlife species) we were well impressed with all the staff at the Centre especially Andrew who gave us some nice insights into the animals and told us the best places to get good images.
Thanks Andrew !
THE SCOTTISH WILDCAT
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Felis silvestris grampia
Total Length – 82 – 98cm (male) and 73 – 90cm (female)
HABITAT: Wildcats favour wooded landscapes with a mosaic of habitats especially semi-natural woodland, conifer plantation, scrub, moorland and pastureland. In Scotland they favour the ancient caledonian pine woods.
DISTRIBUTION: It is very difficult to determine the exact distribution of wildcat as many sightings are inconclusive as to whether the sighting is a true wildcat or a hybrid.
CONSERVATION STATUS: Concerned.