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Taxidermy Wild Cat

Specimen of one of the last Wild Cats living in England.


Ashdown Forest was the last great wilderness in south-east England, and this specimen was probably one of the last wild cats to survive south of the Scottish border. The deforestation of Kent was largely the result of the huge appetite for wood of the shipbuilding industry.

Tunbridge Wells Museum & Art Gallery

Tunbridge Wells Museum & Art Gallery,
Civic Way,
Monson Road,
Royal Tunbridge Wells,


Nowadays, true wild cats are a rare and declining species restricted to parts of Scotland.

Curriculum Links

  • KS1: Local History, Significant Individuals, Animals, including Humans
  • KS2: Local History, Britain Beyond 1066, Animals, including Humans, Evolution and Inheritance
  • KS3: Local History, Ecosystems, Inheritance
  • KS4: Human Physical, Ecosystems, Inheritance


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