Once plentiful in numbers in the dunes of Israel, the sand cat has become extinct in the region. This was Safari Zoo's first successful sand cat birth, which joined Israel's Sand Cat Breeding Program in order to help reintroduce the species into the wild. Photo credit: Tibor Jager
After 63 days of gestation, a rare Sand Cat Kitten was born at Israel’s Zoological Center Tel Aviv Ramat Gan - Safari. Once plentiful in numbers in the dunes of Israel, the Sand Cat has become extinct in the region. This is Safari Zoo’s first successful Sand Cat birth and it is hoped this kitten will join Israel’s Sand Cat Breeding Program in order to help reintroduce the species into the wild. Photos by: Mats Ellting
How to Build a Cat Birthing Box. Have a pregnant cat? A lot of people don't know that cats need a dark enclosed space to feel safer. Make a nesting box so mama kitty is less likely to hide her kittens in dangerous or in reachable places around the house.
Hello! I'm Whiskerkit and the kit on top of me is my little sister Autumnkit. We lost our mother at birth and don't know who our father is. We are kind, trusting and friendly. I really really really want to be a warrior! Autumnkit wants to be a medicine cat! (Whiskerkit: Open Autumnkit:me)