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And after all that angst and arguing over grouse let us finish the week with some good news and pictures of kittens!

Critically endangered wildcat kittens born at Edinburgh Zoo - Royal Zoological Society of Scotland

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) is celebrating the birth of two critically endangered wildcat kittens at Edinburgh Zoo.

Staff at the wildlife conservation charity say the kittens, a boy and a girl, will be named in the coming weeks.

Alison Maclean, carnivore team leader at Edinburgh Zoo, said, “We are thrilled to have welcomed the birth of two wildcat kittens in September, to mum Caol Ila and dad Talisker. The youngsters are doing well and we will be asking for the public’s help to name them in the coming weeks.”

Wildcats are one of Scotland’s rarest and most threatened mammals and RZSS is leading a new partnership project, Saving Wildcats, based at the charity’s second site, Highland Wildlife Park.

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The wildcat kittens (image: RZSS)

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