Thursday, 20 June 2013

Youngsters at the BWC

A bumper post for you today to make up for the lack of posts this week. I thought I would bring you a little update on how our wildcat kittens and deer calves are doing. So check out the video below for a short clip of our kittens playing... I will try and get something better for you over the coming weeks as they start to venture out further and get bolder.

Here are a couple of photos of the kittens, you can see from the one below that they have their reputation even from a young age.

 I've said to many of you who have visited in recent weeks, but it never stops to amaze me just how blue their eyes are when they first open... they have started to turn colour already, but you can see from the photo above how strikingly blue they are for a couple of weeks.

OK, so on to our red deer...

A short clip of a new born calf finding her feet, followed by a few photos fo mum carefully looking after her.

There is something rather special about deer... I can't explain it, but it really does feel quite magical when you are out in the paddock with them. Once the calves are born they are on their feet within minutes, quite remarkable really, but as a prey animal this is how they have adapted. Sooner they can run the sooner they can run away!

Our kittens are out and about quite often during the day now, and our first few deer calves to be born have just started to wander over for food with their mums so why not come and see them.


  1. Completely adorable!!!

  2. It is all wonderful and thank you for bringing the photos and the videos to us!!! I definitely want to come to see all this one day. By the way your comments and your accent are very nice too :)

    1. Thank you for your kind comments, I hope to see you at the Centre one day so you can see first hand all the good work we do for British wildlife.