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Rare sand kitten born in Israeli zoo

08-10-2011 08:32 BJT

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A rare sand cat has been born at a zoo near the Israeli city of Tel Aviv. The female kitten, named Renana, is the first sand cat to be born in Israel.

The kitten's mother gave birth two and a half weeks ago. However, only recently did the kitten emerge from its outdoor enclosure. Zoo keepers said they first saw the kitten when it poked its tiny head out of the den. The species used to be common in the region, but is now extinct in the wild. The kitten is expected to join Israel's Sand Cat Breeding Program in order to help reintroduce the species into the wild.

A rare sand cat has been born at a zoo near the Israeli city of Tel Aviv. The female kitten, named Renana, is the first sand cat to be born in Israel.

Renana, a 3-week-old sand kitten, is seen next to her mother Rotem at the Ramat Gan Safari near Tel Aviv.

Renana, a 3-week-old sand kitten, is seen next to her mother Rotem at the Ramat Gan Safari near Tel Aviv.

A rare sand cat has been born at a zoo near the Israeli
city of Tel Aviv. The female kitten, named Renana, is
the first sand cat to be born in Israel.

A rare sand cat has been born at a zoo near the Israeli
city of Tel Aviv. The female kitten, named Renana, is
the first sand cat to be born in Israel.

A rare sand cat has been born at a zoo near the Israeli
city of Tel Aviv. The female kitten, named Renana, is
the first sand cat to be born in Israel.

 

 

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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