Chinese Desert Cat family were captured by camera
Chinese Desert cats were accidentally photographed in the Sanjiangyuan area of yushu Tibetan autonomous prefecture in Qinghai province when researchers were part of a biodiversity monitoring and conservation campaign.Desert cat is a unique species endemic to China. Although it looks like a domestic cat, it lives in a different area.They live only in the wild, far from the reach of man.Therefore, we seldom see this kind of cat in our daily life.
This time the desert cat was not just one, but a family of three.A mother cat takes her newborns into the wild for a hunting training trip.The mother cat watched the situation warily, leaving her two children beside her.Although these movements look like play, they are useful in actual hunting.But the mother cat did not know that the scene had been seen by humans, even though there were no humans nearby.
Desert cats are slightly larger than domestic cats, but their head is shorter and wider.The tooth structure is similar to that of tiger and leopard. With developed and sharp teeth, they are far more lethal than the average cat.
The desert cat was once the dominant animal on the desert.They are threatened by human poaching,pesticide and habitat loss. Because of the scarcity of desert cats, many rich people want to keep a desert cat in captivity as a status symbol. It is now extremely difficult for even researchers to find these creatures.