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WJLA, April 26, 2013

Sand Cat Debuts at Smithsonian's National Zoo

A 7-year-old sand cat named Thor is the newest addition to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Check out these adorable photos of his big debut at the zoo's Small Mammal House exhibit.

Their foot pads have fur; they get most of the water they need by consuming prey (small birds, rodents and some reptiles); and they are able to withstand very hot and cold temperatures by burrowing in the sand.

(Photo: Connor Mallon, Smithsonian's National Zoo) of fullscreen mode

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