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A rare wildcat has been found for the first time on the southern island of Tsushima in Nagasaki Prefecture, confirming the species’ existence there for the first time in more than two decades, conservation officers said.

It had been feared the highly protected Tsushima leopard cat, one of two species of wildcat found in Japan, had completely disappeared from Tsushima’s southern island, while around 100 are believed living on the northern island.

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