African wild cat

Explore the diverse species of African wild cats and learn about their behavior, habitat, and conservation efforts. Get inspired by the beauty and resilience of these incredible felines.
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The African Wildcat (Felis lybica) is a species of wild cat that lives across the African continent. It is the ancestor of the domestic cat and was first domesticated about 10,000 years ago in the Near East of Africa. The African wildcat occurs across Africa, around the periphery of the Arabian Peninsula, and in the Middle East as far eastward as the Caspian Sea. It inhabits a broad variety of habitats, especially in hilly and mountainous landscapes such as the Hoggar Mountains. In deserts…

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Henri (Deuxième compte)
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African Wildcat Felis silvestris cafra photographed in early morning light and in the wild in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. (Have a look at the next upload too.) The African Wildcat can easily be mistaken for a domestic cat, but note its reddish-brown ears and longish legs, the six vertical dark bands on the flanks, the horizontal dark bands on the legs, the rings on the tail and the black tip of the tail. The main threat to the survival of this wild subspecies in its pure form is…

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Sharrie Faulkner