Wild Tracks

On behalf of the world's wild species

Tag Archives: felis silvestris lybica

Wildcat Cuteness

Wildcats are a more robust, ‘wilder’ version of the domestic cat Felis catus, and have similar behaviors and food habits. This is not surprising since it is thought that the African wildcat Felis silvestris lybica may be the ancestor of the domestic cat. Wildcats are distributed widely over a variety of habitats in Africa, Europe and Asia. There are six recognized Wildcat subspecies.

The antics of these African Wildcats will look familiar to any domestic cat owner who has had kittens around!