International Society For Endangered Cats

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Black-footed Cat Habitat

"Black footed habitat close to the temporary pan - this is called panveld." A Sliwa

These tiny little cats inhabit the arid lands of southern Africa, and have the most restricted range of all African cat species. They are associated with open, sandy, grassy habitats with sparse shrub cover such as the Kalahari and Karoo deserts. Their optimal habitat is short to medium grass plains with an adequate population of small vertebrate prey.

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2 responses to “Black-footed Cat Habitat

  1. mimitabby February 14, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Do the pygmy tribes have any traditions involving these cats?

    • felids February 14, 2012 at 1:18 pm

      I have absolutely no idea! I do know that most of the pygmy tribes live much further north in equatorial Africa though, so it’s not likely.

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