Fine art illustration of an Arabian Sand Cat. The print is hand-signed by the artist and is guaranteed to arrive in perfect condition. The reproduction of this original pen and ink drawing is done on high quality acid-free archival paper. Call 1 800-913-7906 for more information or to order by phone. Click here for shipping info.
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The Arabian Sand Cat was completed on 8.13.2014. I'm putting together a collage of some of of the animals native to the Arabian Peninsula and the surrounding areas. I had seen the Sand Cat in a zoo (I forget which one!) and knew that it had to be part of that collage. I found a great reference photo by "Tamabako the Tiger" - who is a talented animal photographer - and he allowed me to use it to create this drawing.
The Arabian or Persian Sand Cat (also called the Sand Dune Cat) is notable because it is the only cat living foremost in the desert. It's native to the deserts of North Africa, Southwest and Central Asia. They are stockier than other cats, with a very long tail and large ears (to help regulate their body temperature in the heat of their environments.) While they live in mostly remote areas not usually inhabited by humans, they are under increasing pressure from habitat loss. They are considered near threatened or endangered by several environmental groups. There are only about 200 in zoos and wild animal parks around the work.