Sunday, 9 April 2017

ARTICLE: A history of North East big cat sightings - and why 40 years of them could soon come to an end

Big cats still prowl the North East - but for how long will be they be spotted?

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the event which many feel led to the spate of sightings which have captured the public imagination.

However sightings seem to be less numerous these days and some wonder if the animals, which were always limited in number, and the few offspring they had are dying off.

It was in 1977 that the Dangerous Wild Animals Act came into force to deal with the fashion then of people keeping interesting or exotic pets which were often from the more dangerous species.


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