Sand cats can grow up to 52 cm in length and 3 kg in weight. But don’t let their size fool you. They have a similar bite force quotient, animal’s bite force divided by its body mass, as big brothers like jaguar and clouded leopard.


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They can be found in Southwest and Central Asia and some part in North Africa. Mostly in the desert, sand cats are well adapted in extreme conditions with temperatures ranging from −5 °C (23 °F) to 52 °C (126 °F)

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They ‘meow’ like domestic cats as well as make loud barking sounds when seeking a mate. Nonetheless, sand cats are probably not suitable as pets due to them being highly sensitive to respiratory infections.

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In addition, in captivity, survival rate of newborn sand cats is not too impressive as first-time mothers do not know how to care for them.


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