Animal Species

Sand Cat
Did you know?

Sand cats have fur on the bottom of their feet to protect them from hot sand and rock!

Sponsors
Andrew & Barbara Watters; Kathy & Dave Sullivan; In Memory of Barbara Ciulla; Nanette Shupala; Mary & Rick Hetrick; Hailee & Colton Allen
Habitat
Deserts of northern Africa and southwest and central Asia
Size
16-22 inches long plus tail
Weight
4-6 pounds
Lifespan
Approximately 8 years
Diet
Small rodents
Reproduction
2-4 kittens are born after a 2 month gestation.
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Threats
Habitat loss and degradation, disease, less prey