Common Name: Sand Cat Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata) Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Felinae (Felis) Species: margarita Misc: This is one of the more difficult cats to study in the wild. Their foot coverings allow them to walk on sand without sinking, leaving their footprints nearly invisible. They have learned to crouch down and shut their eyes when a light is shone on them, which prevents the light from reflecting their eyes for tracking. That combined with their protective coat color makes them blend right into their habitat. They also bury all of their excrement making it impossible to find and analyze so their diet can be studied. Subspecies: F.m margarita – The Sahara F.m. thinobia – Turkestan F.m. scheffeli – Pakistan F.m. harrisoni – Arabia, Jordan (bigcatrescue.org)

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Marie josé LAURIER 01 Nov 2019

HOW CUTE AND SO WELL DONE !! MY PIC

Artist Reply: Very few people even know about the breed.. glad you like him

Wes Schuelke 31 Oct 2019

Lovely, such a beautiful cat and sound like they are rare, but your artwork is just as lovely as they are, well done. Barbara.

Artist Reply: Personally, I think they're cool looking but they are in so few places. Thank you!!

Joanie Holliday 31 Oct 2019

ALWAYS BEAUTIFUL WORK MY FRIEND

Artist Reply: Thanks