One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small wild cat with a plain yellow to greyish coat, a dark-ringed tail, and large eyes, of the deserts of North Africa and south-western Asia.
Felis margarita, family Felidae
- ‘Nature lovers take note, the area is home to the grey wolf, Blandford's fox, the sand cat and the ibex, as well as 110 recorded species of birds.’
- ‘For example, visitors will be able to view, through a tunnel camera, black-footed cats and sand cats scampering through underground burrows.’
- ‘The lovely, wide-faced sand cat could have preyed on some birds, but the habits of this desert species are little known.’
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