International Society For Endangered Cats

A Voice For The Wild Cats of the World

Texas Black-Footed Cat

At the San Antonio Zoo and Aquarium, there are three black-footed cats: mama, papa, and daughter. She is the result of mama and papa’s third litter, and a year old. In spite of what you may have heard, black-footed cats are not any bigger in Texas.

Only mama and daughter were out when I was there–out being a relative term. Mama was in a tube.
Mama BFC
Daughter was hiding in a log, where her tail could barely be seen, if you stood just the right way.

The species survival plan feels that mama and papa’s genes are well represented. No more litters are currently planned. Daughter may soon be off to a zoo in France.


One response to “Texas Black-Footed Cat

  1. mimitabby April 6, 2012 at 8:18 am

    Can you do a post on the rusty spotted cat? They appear to be under-represented in zoos; yet as the smallest cat in the world, seems to me they would be a winning addition to any zoo.

    I have yet to see my first blackfooted cat and hope to meet some soon!
    Mimi Torchia Boothby Watercolors

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