Sand Cat (Felis margarita)

Sand Cat (Felis margarita) resting in Brown-necked Raven nest, southern Morocco (J. M. Bompar and co-authors)

Sand Cats resting in bird nests built in tall Acacia trees

Sand cats found resting in Brown-necked Raven nests. This original and previously undocumented behaviour was discovered in western Sahara, southern Morocco. During a naturalist trip in the Dakhla-Aousserd region in autumn 2018, Jean-Michel Bompar and his colleagues found three sand cats (Felis margarita) resting in the nests of Brown-necked Ravens (Corvus ruficollis). The nests were …

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Sand cat / chat des sables (Felis margarita margarita), Merzouga, Morocco, 23 Feb. 2019 (photo by MT).

Sand Cat sighted at Merzouga, Morocco, for the first time in more than 2 decades

The elusive sand cat (Felis margarita) sighted for the first time at Merzouga in almost three decades. The sand cat was observed and photographed on the evening of 23 February 2019 (photos below). According to the locals, the species has not been observed in the region of Merzouga since 1990s. Exactly, the last known individual …

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