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Gato de la arena

    El Gato de las arenas   Este es uno de los gatos más difíciles de estudiar en la naturaleza. Sus patas les permiten caminar sobre la arena sin hundirse, dejando sus huellas casi invisibles. Ellos han aprendido a agacharse y cerrar sus ojos cuando se proyecta una luz sobre ellos, lo que impide que haya una reflexión en sus ojos y sea imposible su seguimiento. Eso, combinado con el color de su capa protectora hace que se confundan e incorporen directamente con el medio que los rodea y hábitat. También 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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Canyon

  CANYON Male 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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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 Dec 8 2012

Sand Cat Enrichment   http://youtu.be/yFN9PpK9fvg   Tour De Clay Benefits Big Cat Rescue   The Florida West Coast Ceramic Society presents its fifth annual studio tour called “Tour de Clay 2012” Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8th& 9th. Five local studios open for the public with a wide range of functional and decorative pottery by 21 world class potters. Tour hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The tour includes two stops in Palm Harbor; one in Lutz; one in Odessa; and one Read More