A recent UN report states that one million species will pushed to extinction in the next few years, with serious consequences for human beings as well as the rest of life on Earth.
And while we often discuss well-known #endangeredspecies
like the rhino, elephants and now even giraffes too, smaller animals like the black-footed cat, the smallest wild cat native to Africa, is now classified as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) due to habitat destruction and degradation by humans as overgrazing by livestock has decimated its prey base, which makes it difficult for these cute cats to survive.
The BBC says that the black-footed cat has a 60% success rate when hunting compared to a lion which has a 25% success rate, making this “the world’s deadliest cat”. Black-footed cats can kill and eat up to 14 small animals per night and it rarely drinks water because it absorbs moisture from its food. They also travel far and wide on their hunts as they can walk up to 20 miles in a night!
And while they might be deadly, they’re also adorable so it’s sad that we will soon lose them in just a few years at the current rate if we do nothing…so please share this post with your friends, family and followers and tag people in the comments below to help us spread awareness about these black-footed cats before they’re gone forever! . .
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