The Sand Cat (Felis margarita) :: also known as the sand dune cat, is the only felid found primarily in true desert, and has a wide but apparently disjunct distribution through the deserts of northern Africa and southwest and central Asia. Since 2002 this small cat has been listed as Near Threatened by IUCN due to concern over potential low population size and decline
Sand cat - had to google this one to learn that it's a small, stocky wild cat that lives in deserts. Since 2002 this small cat has been listed as "near threatened" due to concern over potential low population size and decline.
deepsoulfury: Fine Art Photography-Sand Cat
Sand Cats are adorable, but not worth the poaching.
Canyon, the sand cat Sand cats (Felis margarita). "These carnivorous cats live in remote areas of the Sahara Desert, as well as in arid parts of the Middle East and to the east of the Caspian Sea. They hunt at night, using their large ears to detect the few insects, small rodents and lizards that live in the desert. Another adaptation to their environment is the dense fur which protects their soles from the hot desert sand".