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Three More Tsushima Yamaneko Bred in Fukuoka City Zoo

Three Tsushima yamaneko (wildcat) offspring were born inside Fukuoka City Zoo on Apr. 15. The wildcat, which inhabit only in Tsushima of Nagasaki Prefecture, were appointed as national natural monuments and are also an endangered species. The zoo has been keeping the wildcats to support reproduction since 1996. This is the third delivery for the mother cat, who is considered to be four years old. As the animals are quite sensitive during parenting, zoo staff will keep monitoring the mother and the babies through a camera set up in the shed. Source: Kyushu Ministry of the Environment, 4/16/2019

Photo of Tsushima yamaneko for image purpose only. Source: A machun

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Published: Apr 22, 2019 / Last Updated: Apr 22, 2019