These Sand Cats Are Amazing. But Their Story Is Heart Wrenching!

These Sand Cats Are Amazing. But Their Story Is Heart Wrenching!

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Look how cute these sand cats are. But their state of affairs is not as enjoyable as their innocent looks. Sand cats are amazing felines: they retain a kitten-like appearance their whole lives, giving the impression that they never grow up.
They live in the desert Areas of North Africa, Arabia, Central Asia, and Pakistan and they are considered near threatened. They are suffering a great loss from illegal pet trade and sports hunting.
These cats are well adapted to their harsh environment. They can survive in temperatures between −5 °C (23 °F) to 52 °C (126 °F) and are not too demanding on the food requirements. Unfortunately due to these qualities they are illegally transported into the lucrative pet market. A recent study indicated that only 61% of sand cats born in captivity live to see day 30. This is primarily due to maternal neglect; they are also prone to various respiratory illnesses which make them unsuitable as pets.

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If you come across any friend who is having a sand cat as a pet or wanting to buy one, let them know they are hurting the species. Share this and bring awareness.
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