Extinct Species in Israel, Sand Cat Kittens Emerge at Zoo Tel Aviv


A litter of wriggly Sand Cat kittens were born at Zoo Tel Aviv Ramat-Gan in Israel early in August this year. It was great news to the zoo keepers since these tiny wild cats are extinct in the wild in Israel and gradually going on a decline in their native habitats in Asia and North Africa according to zooborns.

The mother cat was doing a great job caring for the litter of four squirmy little kittens. They started exploring out of their den at three weeks old.

They are one of the smallest wild cat breeds, next to Rusty-spotted cats. These small, shy animals are adapted to living in the desert. They can thrive in some of world’s most deserted areas. They have large ears that give them acute hearing and work as radiators to release heat.

cute sand cat babies born at Zoo Tel Aviv

Source: zooborns.

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13 Responses to “Extinct Species in Israel, Sand Cat Kittens Emerge at Zoo Tel Aviv”

  1. Violet says:

    Those are really beautiful cats!

  2. ViX says:

    Beautiful!

  3. virgoboy says:

    SO SWEET!! Painfully cute! :)

  4. Christine Aspinall says:

    Oh these are gorgeous kittens. Can they not be bred elsewhere? This is too precious a species to go extinct.

  5. Denise says:

    so cute

  6. Dennis Cutter says:

    If Ferengi had cats that is what they would look like, lol

  7. The Dutch Ghost says:

    I know nature lovers/fanatics will resent me for this suggestion but I do think endangered species like this would benefit from being ‘adopted’ by humanity.

    We tend to like and be very protective of animals that look cute and that on its turn increase the survival rate of the species which is in general what nature is about.

    Environmentalists will say that we ‘damage’ a species by doing this but seeing as these animals live in a region where not everyone cares so much about bio diversity, would it be such a crime to adopt these felines as companions (if possible)?

  8. Shadow says:

    Aww they are adorable! Just look at those ears! :)

  9. Tucker says:

    SOOO CUUUUUTE ALL THE BABIES AND MUM!!

    CONGRATULATIONS MAMA!!

    WELCOME TO THE WORLD LITTLE ONES!!

    BE SAFE!! BE HAPPY!!

    YOUR ALL IN MY HEART AND PRAYERS!!

  10. C says:

    So sweet and precious! Wide little heads! So cute when they kept snuggling together and one baby was just lying on its’ back while the siblings snuggled & snuggled on top of it!

  11. Cinda says:

    THose big ears are adorable.

  12. Genevie says:

    Aww.. they’re so cute.. I really wish I have one..

    Do they only live in sand? or they can live elsewhere?

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