Sand Cats Zoo Habitat. Desertification, loss of vegetation and habitat degradation along with persecution in retaliation for killing chicks have put them at risk. Any wild cats will live longer in a sanctuary than in the wild.
They’re wild, fearless hunters that kill venomous snakes in the desert. The sand cat (felis margarita), also known as the sand dune cat, is a small wild cat living in sandy and stony deserts far from water sources. Sand cats, also known as “sand dune cats,” are desert dwelling felines native to northern africa, central asia, and the middle east.
According to zoo attendant yuki arakawa, the sand cat is adapted to survive in the desert.
The zoo, which didn’t release the name or sex of the newly arrived sand cat, says the baby’s parents are mom najma and dad cosmo. There are no predators, no persecution, no loss of prey, loss of habitat etc in a sanctuary. Connecting people to wildlife, such as these amazing small cats, is part of our mission! The sand cat is one of the world’s smallest feline species, weighing 4 to 8 pounds and measuring about.