Cute and Curious Sand Cat Kittens Caught on Camera in their Natural Habitat

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In the early hours of September 25, Gregory Breton, who heads Panthera France, and his colleague were ready to call it quits after a tiring expedition. However, their luck turned around when they caught sight of something extraordinary.
Emerging from the darkness were three sets of eyes reflecting back at them. Upon shining a light on the area, they discovered three adorable sand cat kittens hiding in the bushes. This was a remarkable find as it is potentially the first footage ever recorded of young sand cats in their natural habitat.

During his last expedition to document the elusive sand cats, Gregory Breton and his team found themselves in the Moroccan Sahara. These wild felines are known to be extremely stealthy and difficult to spot. While Alexander Sliwa searched for them using spot lamps from the roof of their vehicle, something in the distance caught his eye. Just as they were getting ready to wrap up for the day, he saw six shining dots coming from the bushes about 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) away from where they were camping.

Sand Cat Sahara Team member, Gregory Breton, successfully captured a sighting of three adorable sand cat kittens. Despite the elusive nature of these creatures, the team’s equipment allowed them to get a clear view of the distinctive features of the small felines, including their broad faces and large ears. The sand cat’s ability to remain stealthy and undetected makes them incredibly difficult to locate, but the team’s patience paid off with this rare sighting. Their natural coloring also makes them perfectly camouflaged in their habitat.

According to the Sand Cat Sahara Team’s Gregory Breton, the kittens found were around six to eight weeks old. He also mentioned that he believes this is the first time that researchers have documented sand cat kittens in their natural habitat in Africa.

Check out this incredible video of sand cat kittens caught in the wild, thanks to the efforts of Gregory Breton and his team at Sand Cat Sahara. After gathering valuable data and footage, the team took care to pack up their equipment quietly so as not to disturb the kittens. To their delight, they also spotted an adult sand cat who they believe was the mother. This discovery has filled the team with enthusiasm for exploring more about these stunning creatures since there is currently a lack of comprehensive research on sand cats.

According to Gregory Breton from the Sand Cat Sahara Team, they have identified 29 individual sand cats so far. They have also put radio collars on 13 of them and gathered some unexpected information. One surprising finding is that these cats are moving across longer distances than previously believed, which is uncommon for small cats. However, the reason behind this behavior remains a mystery that they aim to solve eventually.

Check out the exciting adventures of Sand Cat Sahara Team, led by Gregory Breton! Keep your friends in the loop and spread the word by sharing their story on Facebook. You can also follow their escapades on the Panthera France Facebook page. And if you’re in the mood for more heartwarming animal tales, read about the man who was pleasantly surprised to wake up to a family of eight playing on his doorstep!

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