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Least Concern #9 Sand Cat (Endangered species) 2021

The_Nature_PlugNov 2, 2021, 10:01:26 AM

The Sand Cat or also known as the Sand Dune Cat is a species of small wild cat native to Africa and Asia and is listed as least concern.

Reasons for least concern status - Habitat degradation, loss of sand dunes, hunting, human activities, predators, domestic dogs, pet trade, diseases. 

Conservation efforts - Hunting is prohibited in some countries but not all. They are populations that live in captivity.

Sand Cat Facts - 

Science Name: Felis margarita

Size: 39 – 52 cm (head & body)    23 –3 1 cm (tail)

Weight: 2.8 kg 

Native Locations: Africa, Asia 

Lifespan: 13 years (captivity)

Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)


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