Attention cat lovers: Desert sand cats will look like kittens no matter how old they get
Meet the Peter Pan cats who’ll forever look like kittens no matter how old they get

Attention, kitten lovers: There are real cats that will forever look like kittens no matter how much they age. 

The only flaw? Unless you fancy moving to the desert, you’ll never meet one.

These Sand cats have the same appearance as the average feline, except they're smaller, and never lose their kitten-like features.

Good News Cat Lovers: These Cats Look Like Kittens Their Entire Lives

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Native to the deserts of North Africa, these felines have soft, dense fur which comes in a range of colors from pale sandy brown, to light grey.

Good News Cat Lovers: These Cats Look Like Kittens Their Entire Lives

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They have long, dense hairs covering their feet to stop their paws burning from the hot sands and a thick coat which insulates them from the intense heat of the desert.

Good News Cat Lovers: These Cats Look Like Kittens Their Entire Lives

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Although they look innocent enough, they are a lot more feistier than your housecat. Having earned a reputation as snake hunters, especially vipers, whom they stun with a blow to the head and then finish off with a bite to the neck.

Good News Cat Lovers: These Cats Look Like Kittens Their Entire Lives

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They can, however, relate to the typical house cat when it comes to sleep. As a nocturnal animal, they spend their days hidden beneath shrubs to sleep and avoid the heat, before taking up their lookout position at night, ready to hunt.

Good News Cat Lovers: These Cats Look Like Kittens Their Entire Lives

The sand cat, aka Felix margarita (Picture: Alamy)

Much like domestic cats, they growl, spit, hiss and purr – and have a soft spot for grooming.

these cats that forever look like kittens please

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But, while absolutely adorable, full of character and being able to carry their own, they are sadly a rare breed. They are collected for the illegal pet trade in the Middle East and are trapped and caught to be shot for ‘sport’ – making them a seriously threatened species.

these cats that forever look like kittens please

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David-Aghadiuno
By David-Aghadiuno 07/01/2016 05:51:00