brb dying inside
everyone needs to do something about this i have loved sandcats since i was a child
I don’t even know what sand cat are, but they look precious and precious animals need to be saved
Actually this isn’t true, and I think I know where this myth is coming from. According to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, the sand cat is ‘Near Threatened’, with a population of potentially more than 10,000, though its secretive nature and unknown range could change this number, possible enough to classify it as ‘Least Concern’. Still, it is likely threatened and we should do whatever we can to protect its habitat.
However, Big Cat Rescue's page on Sand Cats has the following quote;
“The International Species Information Service lists 116 worldwide, with 36 being in the U.S.”
This is a count of the sand cats IN CAPTIVITY. As of 2009, there are now 200 in captivity alone, larger than this supposed total wild population worldwide.
(Source: gloomyfawn, via zilrulestheworld)