Meet my favorite animal at the zoo, the sand cat. Yup, cutest thing ever. It's the size of a small house cat and easily makes you forget it's a wild animal.
(Warning: Don't Google Image search sand cat unless you want to waste two hours of your day crying from cuteness overload.)
The sand cat is the only feline that lives in the desert, and is found throughout northern Africa and Asia. It's a nocturnal species so it's usually sleeping in the hole in the fake tree trunk you can see in the photos, but on this particular day it was awake and running around its enclosure! It's the cat version of the fennec fox, and I want to take them both home with me.