TWO trafficked caracal wild cats have been rescued in northern Spain and have been given a new home
The two caracals, a protected species under the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), were being kept in a house in the municipality of Santiurde de Toranzo (Cantabria).
The wild cats had been illegally sold to a local resident, who bought the specimens in a breeding centre in Toledo, near Madrid.
“We were told that two caracals were being taken for walks around the town. Agents went to the property and rescued them,” a Cantabria Guardia Civil spokesman told the Olive Press.
Officers found the felines in a cage in the garden of the house.
The Guardia Civil has confirmed to the Olive Press that both wild cats have been taken to Primadomus conservation centre in Alicante.
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