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Sand Cat
Characteristics
Scientific Name:
Felis margarita
Family Name:
Felidae
Location:
N. Africa, W.,C., and S. Asia. In arid and sandy terrain.
Size:
18-22 1/2in
(45-57cm)
Weight:
3 1/4-7 3/4lb
(1.5-3.5kg)
Social Unit:
Solitary
Gestation:
59-67 days
Birth:
2-4
Diet:
Small mammals, birds, reptiles
 
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Sand Cat

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Sand Cat Description
  Adapted to extremely arid terrain, the Sand Cat survives on very little water, relying mostly on the moisture in its food, and has short-clawed, hairy paws for padding over sand dunes.
Its fur is sandy to gray with a reddish streak from the corner of each eye, across the cheeks.
The Sand Cat digs a burrow in the sand to shelter in by day, and hunts at night, dawn, and dusk, for gerbils, gerboas, other rodents, lizards, and snakes.
 
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