Sand Cat Kittens Spotted in the Wild for First Time from Panthera Cats on Vimeo.

In what is believed to be the very first footage of its kind, Panthera France Director Gregory Breton has finally captured wild sand kittens on camera.

This was Breton’s fifth expedition to the Moroccan Sahara to document the elusive sand cat. It was two in the morning, and the team was about ready to give up when they saw the eyes of three kittens flickering in the darkness.

“They belonged to sand cat kittens–and the videos and stills the team excitedly captured are believed to be the first-ever documentation of the species’ young in its wild African range,” said Panthera in a Facebook post.

And as you can see, these adorable, wide-eyed kitties were certainly worth the wait.