Sand Cat at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. Click to see more.

Sand Cat

Felis margarita harrisoni


Felidae, the cat family

Conservation Status

Near Threatened, IUCN


Deserts of N Africa, Arabia and east to Pakistan.


Prefer dunes but will live in rocks.


Sand cats have an exceptionally large middle ear cavity making them extremely sensitive to the small scratching sounds of burrowing rodents as well as large ears that can swivel and funnel sounds to the inner ear.
Due to heavy storm erosion, our hiking trails will be closed until further notice. The Zoo is still open.