Heavier and with thicker fur than the domestic cat, the European wildcat lives in the grasslands and forests of Europe. In many regions, including Scotland, Spain and Portugal, interbreeding with feral and domestic cats (themselves descended from the Near Eastern wildcat) is threatening the wildcats’ distinctiveness.

European wildcat in a pine forest, Highlands, Scotland (imageBROKER/Robert Harding)

European Wild Cat (Felis silvestris), adult, close-up of head, in pine forest, Highlands, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Wildcat  jumping (imageBROKER/Robert Harding)

Wild Cat (Felis silvestris) jumping

Wildcat close-up yawing, Highlands, Scotland (age fotostock/Robert Harding)


European wildcat carrying a rat (age fotostock/Robert Harding)


European Wildcat (age fotostock/Robert Harding)


Wildcat in the snow, Bavarian Forest, Bavaria, Germany (imageBROKER/Robert Harding)

Wildcat (Felis silvestris) in the snow, Bavarian Forest, Bavaria, Germany, Europe

Wildcat juvenile in winter, jumping (imageBROKER/Robert Harding)

Wildcat (Felis silvestris), juvenile in winter, jumping

Wildcat sitting on a rock (imageBROKER/Robert Harding)

Wildcat (Felis silvestris)

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3 thoughts on “European wildcats

  1. Reblogged this on Katzenworld and commented:
    Hello everyone,

    Came across these amazing wild cat photos on a fellow bloggers site and just had to share it!

    Some very nice photos in there and worth a look. 🙂

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