The sand cat [Felis margarita], also known as the Sand Dune Cat, is the only felid found primarily in true desert and has a wide but apparently disjunctive distribution through the deserts of northern Africa and southwest and central Asia.
Rare Sand Cat kitten (Felis margarita harrisoni) , born at Israel’s Zoological Center Tel Aviv Ramat Gan - Safari. Once plentiful in numbers in the dunes of Israel, the Sand Cat has become extinct in the region.
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Sand Cat (Felis margarita) at the Al Ain Wildlife Park & Resort - Al Ain City, United Arab Emirates. Sand Cats are found in the Arabian desert. (Also in the Sahara, and desert climates from Egypt through Kazakhstan.
This is the Sand Cat – or Felis margarita, a little known species of desert cat. In the wild it lives in areas that are too hot and dry for any other cat- the deserts of Africa and Asia, including the Sahara. It is the only desert species of cat known
Al Ain Zoo has announced a new partnership with the WildGenes Laboratory, a genetic laboratory at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS), to utilise the lab’s DNA expertise for a research project on the zoo’s captive Arabian Sand Cat …Read