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Canyon

  CANYON Male Sand Cat DOB 7/27/00 Arrived at Big Cat Rescue  10/23/00 DOD 12/5/14 It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that our beloved sandcat Canyon has died. On December 5th, volunteers reported that he seemed to be having a seizure. Jamie and Carole were immediately called to the scene where staff members were already gathering nets and blankets. Jamie saw that Canyon was on his side, and didn't appear to be breathing so she ran into his enclosure and began giving him chest compressions. When Carole went Read More

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Sand Cat Facts

Sand Cat   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 Read More

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Genie

  GENIE Female Sand Cat DOB 7/27/00 Arrived at Big Cat Rescue  10/23/00 Pat Quillen of S.O.S. Care sent five Sand Cats to Big Cat Rescue on October 23, 2000. They were born to Pebbles and Papoose who were the offspring of wild caught Sand Cats sent here during Desert Storm for their protection. Most of the known origin Sand Cats in the U.S. are from these imported Founders who produced well at S.O.S. Care. They have been sent here as genetic back up and will not be bred at Big Cat Rescue unless their offspring with cats Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Nov 22

Thanksgiving Big Cat Love Story http://youtu.be/ENRuuwVZrpY Take our poll here about what you love most about cats:  http://www.facebook.com/bigcatrescue     Mark your calendars! Fun Fur All Ball at Skipper’s Join us for a benefit concert at Skipper’s Smoke House in Tampa on Sunday December 11th. Enjoy musical entertainment from Juanjamon Band, Skull and Bone Band, The Human Condition, and Sunset Bridge while perusing the raffle and auction items, including original paintings created live during the show by Read More

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Ohio zoo staff in UAE to further sand cat breeding program

Cute, but no cuddly kittyTom DuraliaLast Updated: October 18. 2009 7:12PM UAE / October 18. 2009 3:12PM GMTThe sand cat, an animal so stealthy it is rarely seen, looks as if it is made to comfort and be comforted; a cat for the lap, not the extremes of a lonely desert. Even its claws are dull.But dhubs and vipers know better.First of all, it is unlikely that a dhub lizard finds anything other than another spiny-tail remotely cute. Secondly, the fluffy sand cat, forged on the anvil of desolation, as it were, eats them for breakfast.Despite a superficial Read More