5 small cats can make a living in the desert

Several small cats make a living in the desert some of which also live in cold climates.

Although there is only one true desert-living small cat, the sand cat, there are four other small wild cat species that can make a living in the desert: Pallas’s cat, bobcat, Andean cat and pampas cat. Bobcats occur in four deserts of North America. The bobcat has a very wide distribution which is why …

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Why can cats hear ultrasound?

Serval cub with huge ears for sound hunting of rodents in long grass in Africa

Cats can hear ultrasound to enhance their ability to detect high-frequency sounds produced by rodents which communicate in the 20-50 kHz range (mouse squeaks). Small cats are therefore well-equipped to detect the sounds of their prey. Ultrasound is sound waves with frequencies higher than the upper audible limit of human hearing. The upper limit …

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The Adaptations Of The Only True Desert Cat

The sand cat is the only true desert living cat. The black-footed also lives in dry environments. The sand cat lives in areas of sandy desert. In these areas the temperatures reach extremes. For example in the Karakum Desert (Central Asia), the air temperature can exceed 40°C (104°F). The temperature of the surface of …

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