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Sand cat - had to google this one to learn that it's a small, stocky wild cat that lives in deserts. Since 2002 this small cat has been listed as "near threatened" due to concern over potential low population size and decline.

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The sand cat or sand dune cat, is the only felid found primarily in true desert, and has a wide but apparently disjunct distribution through the deserts of northern Africa and southwest and central Asia

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The Sand Cat (Felis margarita) :: also known as the sand dune cat, is the only felid found primarily in true desert, and has a wide but apparently disjunct distribution through the deserts of northern Africa and southwest and central Asia. Since 2002 this small cat has been listed as Near Threatened by IUCN due to concern over potential low population size and decline

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Sand Cats are adorable, but not worth the poaching.

Sand Cats, Probably The Cutest Cats Ever!

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photopotato — Arabian sand cat - Explore the World with Travel Nerd Nici, one Country at a Time. http://travelnerdnici.com

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8 Obscure but Adorable Wildcat Species

The Sand Cat lives in the deserts of Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, and western Asia. It is about the size of a domestic cat, with thicker and longer fur. Sand Cats have wide heads and fur growing between the toes, a feature often found in Arctic cats. This serves the same purpose as insulation for the paws against the environment, but keeps the Sand Cat’s feet protected from hot surfaces instead of snow. This cat is listed as threatened, with hunting prohibited in many countries

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