A rare black-footed cat born at Hogle Zoo on February 20, 2012. Black-footed cats are the most rare and secretive African cat species. Right now there are only about 75 of these cats in zoos worldwide, with just over 20 in nine AZA zoos in the U.S. This birth is an important milestone for the Zoo and for the black-footed cat species.
This new arrival is now on display with its parents in the Small Animals Building.