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Saving 'Highland tigers' from extinction

24 September 2013 Last updated at 15:59 BST

Rare Scottish wildcats are to be bred in captivity and released into the wild as part of national action plan to save them from extinction.

Numbers of the animals are thought to have dwindled to just a few hundred.

Pure-bred wildcats are under threat from interbreeding with domestic and feral animals.

The new conservation strategy is the biggest attempt yet to preserve the species.