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Scottish Big Cat Trust
|Bigcats.org is the official website of Scottish Big Cats, the Scottish Big Cat Society and the Scottish Big Cat Trust.|
Recognised by Inland Revenues Charities as a Scottish Charity with number SC034578
|'To the mammals, great and small, who contribute so much to the welfare and happiness of man, another mammal, but receive so little in return, except blame, abuse, and extermination.'|
Ernest P. Walker, Mammals of the World, 1964.
|The Scottish Big Cat Trust|
The Scottish Big Cat Trust is a Scottish Charity that is at the fore front of research into naturalised Non Native Cats. This site provides public access to a database of over 1300 sightings as well as a wealth of further information on the exotic cats that are currently living freely and breeding in Scotland.
|The Scottish Wildcat - Felis silvestris grampia|
Does the Scottish wildcat still exist or are all the wild living cats in Scotland merely cross breeds? While domestic cats and wildcats have co-existed in the British Isles for 2000 years, molecular evidence suggests that relatively pure wildcats are not extinct.
|Exotic Scottish Animals|
Many species, such as the grey squirrel and the rabbit, which are often assumed to be native Scottish animals are actually recent introductions. Other native species such as the beaver, lynx and wolf are now extinct, but there have been calls for their re-introduction.
|Caring For The Scottish Wildcat|
By Allan Paul, keeper of the Scottish Wildcat Stud Book. This site is dedicated to the conservation and care of the Scottish wildcat.
|The Nomad's Journal|
What is the official attitude into the presence of naturalised non-native cats in the British Isles? John Snyder takes a fascinating behind the scenes look at what the government think about these elusive animals.
|The First American Wildcats|
Ben Willis, President of Scottish Big Cats, exposes some of the unusual features he has found in wild and feral cats in America.
|Non-native cats mailing list|
Non-native cats is a discussion group dedicated to all aspects of non-native cats in the UK and elsewhere. All interested parties are welcome, in this forum where civilised discussion and debate is the norm.
|Southern Florida Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre|
The Southern Florida Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre were the original owners of the bigcats.org domain. Those seeking information concerning the centre can find it here.
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|The Scottish Big Cat Trust is recognised by Inland Revenues Charities as a Scottish Charity with number SC034578.|
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