At the British Wildlife Centre, they have a fantastic walk through Red Squirrel enclosure, with very natural surroundings and tall birch trees. The 15 residents were busy sleeping in the afternoon heat, but this youngster decided to pose for a photo.
They have a great range of native British species, including Water Voles.
The final photo today is of a Scottish Wildcat. These are incredibly rare in the wild with only around 400 individuals left (that makes them rarer than the Bengal Tiger!). Sadly this captive cat may well be the only Scottish Wildcat I will ever see. For more information have a look at: http://www.highlandtiger.com/ He wasn’t too keen to appear in the heat of the day, but posed briefly.
Stay tuned for the next instalment – Foxes!
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