Bonnie Trafelet, Chicago Tribune
March 15, 2006
Two of three baby Sand kittens in their display area at the Lincoln Park Zoo Wednesday. The kittens were born January 16th at the Chicago zoo to a breeding pair of Sand cats. Sand cats, the smallest of all wild cats, are rare and considered a threatened species in the wild. They are found in three areas of the world; the Sahara Desert, the Arabian Peninsula and central Asia. The sand cats at the Lincoln Park Zoo are native to the Arabian Peninsula and have been at the zoo since October 2004.