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Creature Features: Sand Cats

These two beauties were born about two weeks ago at France's Amneville Zoo. Like me, you may wonder what these precious kittens are doing at a zoo? Well, it turns out these aren't domestic cats at all – they're actually sand cats, one of the smallest wild cats living in the desert regions of North Africa and West and South Asia. I've never seen these kitties before so I hunted down some facts about them – like how they got their names – and made a true-or-false quiz. Learn more by starting below!


Creature Features: Sand Cats

Sand cats have claws ideal for digging up prey in the sand and sharp teeth for grabbing and capturing.

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ElleJay ElleJay 8 years
AWWW too freakin adorable!
wickedcupofjoe wickedcupofjoe 8 years
Aww - so cute!
linds1019 linds1019 8 years
They are so precious! I want to take them home!
ladypenguin ladypenguin 8 years
4-8 lbs? My kitty weighs more than that!
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
omgosh they are sooooo cute!!!
wren1 wren1 8 years
Thanks for the extra info PetSugar! :)
hottpink hottpink 8 years
OMG, they are adorable!!! And they cute!!
ameliajc ameliajc 8 years
i had never heard of these before. they're adorable!
DogDaysinChelsea DogDaysinChelsea 8 years
asilgrif asilgrif 8 years
ZOMG! These kittens are soooo cute.
Pets Pets 8 years
Sand Cats weigh in at 4-8 pounds and reach lengths of 29-36 inches, and heights of 10-12 inches!
sfbutterfly24 sfbutterfly24 8 years
I want one!!! One of the reasons I dont care for cats too much is that I love kittens but I dont care for the size of adult cats.
wren1 wren1 8 years
Beautiful little kitties! I wonder how big they get?
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