Quick Answer: What Big Cats Live In The UK?

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Are there any big cats in the UK?

A European wildcat, the Scottish population of which is the only wild cat species known to live in Britain.

In England, the ownership of dangerous wild animals is permitted, but the owner must obtain a license for each animal held. All cats, including the bobcat, caracal, cheetah, jaguar, leopard, lion, lynx, ocelot, puma, serval, and tiger, are subject to the ownership restrictions.

How many big cats are in the UK?

A WILDCAT expert revealed there have been five confirmed sightings of pumas in the UK and warned a population of around 250 are breeding across the country. Rick Minter, Britain’s leading big cat tracker, said he has seen “conclusive” videos of the animals amid estimates that hundreds have made the UK their home.

Do mountain lions live in England?

Five confirmed sightings prove MOUNTAIN LIONS and panthers exist in UK, reveals top expert. HUNDREDS of big cats including black panthers and mountain lions exist in the UK, Britain’s leading tracker has warned.