Sand cats (Felis margarita) live in sandy, stony deserts and the only species of cat that survive without water for long period of time (couple of months). Unlike other species of cats, sand cat is poor climber and jumper but proficient digger. It digs burrows in the sand where it hides from the harsh desert sun.
Paws covered with thick fur protect the cat’s feet from the hot desert sand. These feet cushions also act like snowshoes. They prevent the cat from sinking into the sand and leaving footprints [x].