Cretan Wildcat

How about living in a beautiful luxurious villa by the Cretan seaside and then going for an excursion suddenly you come across a living creature that comes straight from the wildlife? Well everything is possible in Crete island.

The extra rare Cretan wildcat still survives on its highlands. It belongs to the main European wildcat family. It’s latin name is Felis Silvestris Cretensis, but the locals call him Fourogatos. It was considered extinct, but it was rediscovered the last years in Chania area.

It’s habitats are mainly the Psiloritis mountain and the Rouvas forest, but it is believed that it can be seen in Lefka Ori mountains and especially in Samaria gorge and in Amari area.

It is believed that just a few families still surviving in Crete island. So maybe you will be lucky enough to watch this remarkable rare creature in its natural habitat.

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