Felis silvestris silvestris
Europe, Scotland, Turkey and the Caucasus.
Carnivore. Rodents and lagomorphs, also birds and sometimes carrion.
Habitat: Forest, scrubland, riparian forest, marsh boundaries and along sea coasts.
Gestation: 56-65 days, 2-3 kittens (max 5)
Social structure: Solitary
Weight: males ~3-7kg, females ~2-5kg
Dimensions: males 55 - 66 cm, females 47-58 cm
Estimated population in the wild: Unknown
IUCN Status: Least concern
Threats: Hybridization with domestic cats, road kills, bycatch killings due rodent poisoning measures.
Did you know that:
The relatively long limbs, long tail and long body distinguish the wild cat from its domestic relatives.
In Greece we meet them throughout mainland Greece and there are testimonies of their existence in Peloponnesus. They have also been recorded in Parnitha from cameras recording the presence of wolf.