Rare sand cats born in Tel Aviv

Sand cats, considered the only species of cat to truly dwell in the desert, have returned to Israel–where they were once considered extinct–with the birth of a litter in a Tel Aviv safari park, reports The Algemeiner.

The cats were considered extinct in Israel after 1994. Efforts by the Jerusalem Zoo to reintroduce the sand cat species, Felis margarita, into the wild during the past decade were unsuccessful.

The kittens were born three weeks ago at the Ramat Gan Safari Park, an open-air zoo near Tel Aviv, but pictures weren’t released until Aug. 18, reports the Daily Mail.

See a video of these cute kittens at this link or here.