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Sand cat
Sand Cat
(Felis margarita)

Classified as Near Threatened, Sand cats are Native to the deserts of Northern Africa, The Middle East, and Central Asia. These tiny (3-11 pound) cats live in sandy and stony deserts, and are the only true desert cat species.  They can live far from water sources by  utilizing moisture from their prey (rodents, snakes, etc). They are a  pale yellow color with a ringed tail.  The sand cat's ears are large and  set widely apart and low on the sides of the head. They are nocturnal in their native habitat. They are solitary outside of mating season. Habitat degradation is the biggest threat for Sand cats in the wild.
Athos

Sex: Male
Born: May 16, 2014
Arrived at EFBC: January 2015 from Parc des Felins, France
Fun Fact:
Favorite Enrichment: Cardboard boxes, egg cartons, paper lawn bags, frozen whole prey (rodents), corrugated cardboard, fresh wheat grass
Dune

Sex: Male
Born: October 11, 2016
Arrived at EFBC: Born at EFBC
Fun Fact: Son of Omar and Lawna, Brother and littermate to Solis
Favorite Enrichment: Cardboard boxes, egg cartons, paper lawn bags, frozen whole prey (rodents), corrugated cardboard, fresh wheat grass, hanging milk crate
Wishlist item: Cat Cardboard House
Fath

Sex:
Male
Born: October 2, 2009
Arrived at EFBC: November 2011 from Cincinnati Zoo
Fun Fact: Father of Margo
Favorite Enrichment: Cardboard boxes, egg cartons, paper lawn bags, frozen whole prey (rodents), corrugated cardboard, fresh wheat grass, hanging milk crate

Lawna

Sex: Female
Born: August 9, 2014
Arrived at EFBC: July 2015 from Novosibrisk, Russia
Fun Fact: Sister and littermate to Scully and Shrek
Favorite Enrichment: Cardboard boxes, egg cartons, paper lawn bags, frozen whole prey (rodents), corrugated cardboard, fresh wheat grass, hanging milk crate
Wishlist item: Cat Cardboard House
Lawna's Kittens

Sex:
Born: March 18, 2019
Arrived at EFBC: Born at EFBC
Fun Fact: Lawna's second litter born at EFBC/FCC, a total of four kittens
Favorite Enrichment: hanging milk crate
Wishlist item:
Margo

Sex: Female
Born: May 2, 2014
Arrived at EFBC: July 2015 from Novosibrisk, Russia
Fun Fact: Daughter of Fath
Favorite Enrichment: Cardboard boxes, egg cartons, paper lawn bags, frozen whole prey (rodents), corrugated cardboard, fresh wheat grass, hanging milk crate
Wishlist item: Cat Cardboard House
Omar

Sex: Male
Born: October 24, 2014
Arrived at EFBC: July 2015 from Talin Zoo, Estonia
Fun Fact: Mate to Lawna, Father of Dune and Solis
Favorite Enrichment: Cardboard boxes, egg cartons, paper lawn bags, frozen whole prey (rodents), corrugated cardboard, fresh wheat grass, hanging hammock
Scully

Sex: Female
Born: August 9, 2014
Arrived at EFBC: July 2015 from Novosibrisk, Russia
Fun Fact: Sister and littermate to Lawna and Shrek, has had one previous litter with Fath (kittens are no longer at EFBC)
Favorite Enrichment: Cardboard boxes, egg cartons, paper lawn bags, frozen whole prey (rodents), corrugated cardboard, fresh wheat grass, hanging milk crate
Wishlist item: Cat Cardboard House
Shrek

Sex: Male
Born: August 9, 2014
Arrived at EFBC: July 2015 from Novosibrisk, Russia
Fun Fact: Brother and littermate to Lawna and Scully
Favorite Enrichment: Cardboard boxes, napping in his tree, egg cartons, paper lawn bags, frozen whole prey (rodents), corrugated cardboard, fresh wheat grass
Solis


Sex:
Male
Born: October 11, 2016
Arrived at EFBC: Born at EFBC
Fun Fact: Son of Omar and Lawna, Brother and littermate to Dune
Favorite Enrichment: Cardboard boxes, egg cartons, paper lawn bags, frozen whole prey (rodents), corrugated cardboard, fresh wheat grass, hanging hammock
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