February 17, 2010
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Although many people aren’t aware of their existence, there are 30 small wild cat species in the world. The deserts of North Africa and the Middle East are home to Sand Cats Felis margarita who exist in harsh, arid habitats. Little is known of their life in the wild, but much is being learned about their ecology in captive breeding situations.
These adorable babies are the latest stars in Cincinnati Zoo’s wonderful wild cat population.
To learn more about Sand cats and the other small wild cat species, visit the International Society for Endangered Cats Canada website.