Last year, conservation organisation Panthera released footage of a trio of sand cat kittens looking inarguably adorable as they glared, wide-eyed, into the blaze of a researcher’s spotlight. Cat lovers approved and view counts quickly skyrocketed into viral territory. Well, it turns out that wasn’t the only footage the researchers captured of the elusive felines. Earlier this month, a second snippet of footage was unveiled – this time filmed on remote camera traps positioned around the tuft of vegetation where the kittens were first spotted. Filmed just six hours after the initial video that made this triplet of fuzzballs internet famous back in September 2017, the newly released footage provides a window into natural sand cat kitten behaviour. The video kicks off with a close-up as we watch one of the kittens boldly approach the camera leaving its more timid siblings grooming and playing in the background. “This difference in temperament among littermates has been documented in several cat species, including tigers and jaguars,” Grégory Breton, Panthera France’s managing director, explains in a blog post. “Despite their much smaller size, sa...