The kittens were spotted by scientists from the big cat conservation group Panthera in the Moroccan Sahara several weeks ago. Sand cat sightings are extremely hard to track because they leave behind little to no markings of their activity and they travel primarily at night. Their fur also provides perfect camouflage against their surroundings.
Grégory Breton, the managing director of the French branch of Panthera, says that their team has been researching sand cats in Africa since 2013 – and this most recent breakthrough was a huge milestone.
“Finding these kittens was astonishing,” says Breton….
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