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

Sand Cat

Felis margarita harrisoni

Family

Felidae, the cat family

Conservation Status

Near Threatened, IUCN

Distribution

Deserts of N Africa, Arabia and east to Pakistan.

Habitat

Prefer dunes but will live in rocks.

Factoid

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.

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