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.
Born: May 16, 2014 Arrived at EFBC:January 2015 from Parc des Felins, France