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Irina Marica
Senior News & Features Writer

Irina holds a BA in Journalism. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, photography and she is passionate about music (especially Icelandic music), writing and Japanese literature. In the past, she has worked as an editor for an indoor-circuit TV station and also collaborated with several newspapers. You can send her press releases or feedback on her articles by e-mailing [email protected]

Rare appearance in local forests: Wildcat filmed in South-Western Romania

A wildcat was recently spotted in the forests of Caras-Severin county in South-Western Romania.

A video showing the animal walking through the forest was posted on social media by local Wild Caras-Severin Association.

The wildcat (Felis silvestris) is very similar to the housecat, the main difference being the size, with the wildcat being bigger. It usually has a weight of 4-8 kg but can reach 7-10 kg, and a length of 55-70 cm. Its tale is between 25 and 35 cm long.

The wildcat’s fur can be reddish with black or blue-gray stripes, but can range from light yellow to brown with stripes and spots. On the neck, abdomen and some chest areas the fur is white. It has long hair of 2.5-4 cm, which can be soft and thick.

The wildcat can live 12-15 years.

Rare sighting in Romania: Griffon vulture spotted in nature park

Irina Marica, [email protected]

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Profile picture for user irina.popescu0
Irina Marica
Senior News & Features Writer

Irina holds a BA in Journalism. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, photography and she is passionate about music (especially Icelandic music), writing and Japanese literature. In the past, she has worked as an editor for an indoor-circuit TV station and also collaborated with several newspapers. You can send her press releases or feedback on her articles by e-mailing [email protected]

Rare appearance in local forests: Wildcat filmed in South-Western Romania

A wildcat was recently spotted in the forests of Caras-Severin county in South-Western Romania.

A video showing the animal walking through the forest was posted on social media by local Wild Caras-Severin Association.

The wildcat (Felis silvestris) is very similar to the housecat, the main difference being the size, with the wildcat being bigger. It usually has a weight of 4-8 kg but can reach 7-10 kg, and a length of 55-70 cm. Its tale is between 25 and 35 cm long.

The wildcat’s fur can be reddish with black or blue-gray stripes, but can range from light yellow to brown with stripes and spots. On the neck, abdomen and some chest areas the fur is white. It has long hair of 2.5-4 cm, which can be soft and thick.

The wildcat can live 12-15 years.

Rare sighting in Romania: Griffon vulture spotted in nature park

Irina Marica, [email protected]

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