Arabian Sand Cat Kittens Debut

 |  Jan 21st 2010  |   15 Contributions


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These Arabian Sand Cat kittens recently debuted at the Cincinnati Zoo, and boy are they CUTE! Here's some action footage:

Sand cats are rarely seen, but the species is found over a large part of North Africa, the Arabian peninsula and Asia.

Sand cats live solitarily (only congregating to mate) and dig burrows to escape the desert heat, and come out after dusk to hunt. They "skulk" close to the ground and will use any available cover to protect themselves. They use their large ears to listen for prey, digging rapidly when they hear it underground. The sand cat obtains all the water it needs from eating its prey, enabling it to stay away from watering holes where it can fall prey to other predators.

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Can you say CUTE???

[PHOTOS: Cincinnati Zoo]

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