Cats You’ve Never Heard Of, Black-Footed Cats … Or Have You?

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Black-footed cats (Felis nigripes) crouch at their burrow in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, in an image from 2011.

The smallest of Africa’s small cats, they are endemic to the southern part of the continent and are classified as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List, meaning they face a high risk of extinction in the wild.

Adult females weigh an average of three pounds (1.3 kilograms) while males weigh about four pounds (1.8 kilograms).

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