A Voice For The Wild Cats of the World
Black-footed Birth Dens
February 9, 2012Posted by on
From early on, Black-footed kittens are tough survivors. A female spends just four days with her kittens before returning to her nocturnal hunting routine. She warms and nurses her young in daylight hours. The most common dens are abandoned springhare burrows. Other dens included old hollowed out termite mounds, which earned them their widely used Afrikaans name “miershooptier,” meaning anthill tiger.
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