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Felis silvestris


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African wild cat
Containing group: Felis

Other Names for Felis silvestris


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African wild cat
Scientific Name Felis silvestris cafra
Location Masai Mara NR, Kenya
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Identified By self
Behavior sitting, alert
Life Cycle Stage adult
Body Part whole
Copyright © 2006
Scientific Name Felis silvestris silvestris
Location captive, British Wildlife Centre
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source Scottish Wildcat
Source Collection Flickr
Image Use creative commons This media file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs License - Version 2.0.
Copyright © 2007 Brian Scott
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