The black footed
cat is Africa’s smallest cat species, weighing only 1 – 2,45 kg! Male black
footed cats usually have territories which overlap with on average four
females. The Black Footed Cat Working Group is studying these small cats to
find out what needs to be done to ensure their survival in the wild. This video
of a female leaving her den was shot by the researchers.
A year after introducing the first pair of rare African black-footed kittens conceived through in vitro fertilization, the scientists at the Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species in Algiers have announced the arrival of another kitten that, genetically, is their sister, and the first kitten of her type to be carried in the womb of a domestic cat. Crystal was born on February 6, 2012 to domestic cat Amelie without any human assistance in the birth itself. It exhibits all the characteristics of a black-footed cat despite being nurtured by a domestic cat mother.