Arabian Sandcat

Arabian Sandcat / Felis margarita harrisoni


Restricted to the Sahara, with other populations in Arabia and extending to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, sandcats have a very widespread range but may be locally extirpated by feral cats and dogs and by introduced diseases and parasites. Inhabits very arid areas, especially where there are dunes; it may also be seen in rocky terrain. Since 2001, AWWP regularly breeds the Arabian Sandcat (Felis margarita harrisoni). 36 sandcats were born in AWWP until now.

In 2004, AWWP has joined the International breeding program for this species. 16 animals have already been sent to other participating facilities worldwide.



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