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  • Italian
    • Gatto selvatico
  • Hebrew
    • חתול בר
  • Catalan
    • Gat fer
  • Scientific Names
    • Felis silvestris
    • Felis lybica
    • Felis sylvestris
  • English
    • Wildcat
    • Chinese Mountain Cat
    • Chinese Steppe Cat
    • Wild Cat
    • Chinese Desert Cat
    • Chinese Alpine Steppe Cat
    • Grass Cat
    • Feral cat
  • French
    • Chat Orn
    • Chat Sauvage
    • Chat De Biet
  • Spanish
    • Gato Silvestre
    • Gato De Biet
    • Gato Del Desierto De China
    • Gato montés euroasiático
  • Portuguese
    • Gato-bravo
  • German
    • Wildkatze

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Recent observations

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African Wildcat Felis silvestris ssp. lybica

Observer

elliot7

Date

June 21, 2014 03:33 PM CDT

Description

Three kittens who showed up outside of camp. A box was left out for them to crawl into, which they did, until their mother (presumably) retrieved them in the night.

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African Wildcat Felis silvestris ssp. lybica

Observer

oebenin

Date

October 21, 2015 11:04 AM CEST

Photos / Sounds

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Wildcat Felis silvestris

Observer

omerweiner

Date

August 5, 2016 11:16 AM AST

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Wildcat Felis silvestris

Observer

ekoaraba

Date

June 2, 2016 05:27 AM CEST

Description

Fototrampeo

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Wildcat Felis silvestris

Observer

ekoaraba

Date

May 29, 2016 01:06 AM CEST

Description

Fototrampeo

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Wildcat Felis silvestris

Observer

ekoaraba

Date

May 31, 2016 12:17 PM CEST

Description

Fototrampeo

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Wildcat Felis silvestris

Observer

ekoaraba

Date

May 4, 2016 05:06 PM CEST

Description

Fototrampeo

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Wildcat Felis silvestris

Observer

ekoaraba

Date

April 19, 2016 04:34 AM CEST

Description

Fototrampeo

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Wildcat Felis silvestris

Observer

ariel-shamir

Date

July 2, 2016 07:56 AM AST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

גור

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Wildcat Felis silvestris

Observer

omerweiner

Date

May 15, 2016 09:11 AM AST

Place

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Photos / Sounds

What

Wildcat Felis silvestris

Observer

fadiyaghmour

Date

February 22, 2015 11:05 AM GST

Place

kalba uae (Google, OSM)

Description

Felis silvestris gordoni

Possible hybrid

Photos / Sounds

What

Wildcat Felis silvestris

Observer

omerweiner

Date

April 24, 2016 05:46 PM AST

Place

(Somewhere...)
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Description from Wikipedia

The wildcat (Felis silvestris) is a small cat found throughout most of Africa, Europe, and southwest and central Asia into India, China, and Mongolia. Because of its wide range it is classed by the IUCN as Least Concern. However, crossbreeding with housecats is extensive and has occurred throughout almost the entirety of the species' range, potentially threatening the genetic diversity of the wild subspecies.

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