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Quick Facts
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Felidae
Genus: Felis
Species: margarita

Length: 26 - 36 inches
Weight: 4 - 6 lbs
Gestation: 59 - 66 days
Offspring: 1 - 5
Life Span: 13 years

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Sand Cat

Felis margarita


The Sand cat has a yellow-brown with a ringed tail. Its eyes are large and set forward on its head.


The diet of the Sand cat consists of small rodents, lizards, insectsand snakes, which they stun with rapid blows to the head before killing. The usually hunt at night.


The Sand cat is found in northern Africa and southwest Asia. They are usually located in desert areas.


Like most cats, the Sand cat has excellent hearing and eyesight. Since it hunts primarily at night, it has good vision in the dark.

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