According to recent headcounts, roughly 35 pure-bread Scottish wild cats are still roaming the natural habitats in this part of the world.
Therefore, the Scottish Wildcat Association had no choice but to issue another extinction warning, hoping to raise awareness to the fact that from this moment on, it is only a matter of months before this species becomes extinct.
For those unaware, Scotland's wild cats
are about 50% larger than the specimens people usually keep as pets, and can reach the speed of 30 mph when sprinting.
“However you juggle the figures it’s hard to find anything positive. If you ignore the eyewitness sightings because they’re unreliable the numbers get even worse.”
“The overwhelming evidence is that the wildcat is going to be extinct within months, anything else is blind hope,” explains one conservationist.