Pallas Cat

The Pallas cat is also known as the Manul cat.

Pallas is a fairly small cat that is native to Asia.

The Pallas cat is about the size of a large house cat, and is about 2 feet long in the body, and has a ten inch tail.

They average in size to about 10 pounds. Its fur is a warm ochre colour and has bars which run vertically down the cat.

Pallas Cat
Pallas Cat

Sometimes the stripes are not viewable due to the dark thick fur.

The Pallas cat has many features that make it unique from other cats.

The legs are much shorter and the hind quarters are very thick and stout.

Its fur is much thicker and plush, which makes it look a great deal heavier than it really is.

In winter time the fur becomes thicker, greyer and has less visible of a pattern.

Their ears are set very low on the head, and make it look a great deal like an owl when seen with just the head showing.

The Pallas cat’s face is very flat, because of its relatively flat face, it was once thought that it was the ancestor of the Persian cat breed.

Pallas’s Cat inhabits the Asian steppes up to heights of 4000 m (13,000 ft). It hunts at night for rodents, pikas and birds.

Pallas Cats
Pallas Cats

For a long time Pallas’s Cat was hunted for its fur, but it is now protected in most areas, for instance in China. Since this cat feeds on agricultural pests, it is regarded as beneficial.

However, poisoning of pest rodents and pikas may also affect the cat.


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