Visitors to a wildlife park have been asked to wear face coverings at an enclosure where four rare Scottish wildcat kittens were born.

The kittens called Strom, Eilein, Druim and Vaara have just gone on public display at the Highland Wildlife Park near Aviemore.

The park has asked visitors to wear coverings at the outdoor enclosure to help protect the cats and others.

Cats can catch flu from humans and some have caught the Covid-19 virus.

In April, a female Malayan tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York City tested positive for the infection.

Nadia, along with six other big cats, was thought to have been infected by an asymptomatic zoo keeper.

The Scottish wildcat is a critically-endangered species, and on the brink of extinction in the wild due to habitat loss, breeding with feral domestic cats and disease.

Staff at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Highland Wildlife Park are working on setting up a captive breeding centre at the site away from public view.

The four kittens born during lockdown can be seen by visitors.