Wildcat spotted in Qazvin's Hunting-Prohibited area

Omid Rahmani, the head of Abyek's department of environment said on Saturday that the executive officers of the department managed to observe and photograph a wildcat while patrolling the natural areas of the city.

The body length of a wildcat is 45 to 80 cm and it weighs between three and eight kilograms, he added.

Some 8 species from Felidae, including Leopard, Cheetah, Lynx, Caracal, Forest cat, Sand cat, Pallas's cat and Wildcat, inhabit Iran, Rahmani said.

In Qazvin province, the presence of 4 species of Felidae including Leopard, Lynx, Forest cat and Wildcat has been recorded so far.

The wildcat is a species complex comprising two small wild cat species, the European wildcat and the African wildcat. Follow the Official Rokna NEWS Telegram Channel For More and fresh NEWS.


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