Picture of 8 Pallas’s cat kittens

The photo was taken at Novosibirsk Zoo, Russia. It is located in central-south Russia. They are also a research institute. The Pallas’s cat kittens look pissed off. They always do. It is their facial anatomy. You may be surprised by the fact that I have called them ‘Pallas’s cat kittens’. It sounds odd but the name of this species is either Pallas’s cat or manual (no capitalisation please note). The word ‘cat’ is part of the name of this cat species. Therefore, as far as I am concerned, I am correct is calling them Pallas’s cat kittens. Sometimes you see ‘Pallas cat’. Or Pallas’ cat. Or Pallas Cat. There are several variations. It is a bit confusing. My version is correct ?. If you want to avoid the Pallas argument, call it the manul ?.

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Bunch of Pallas's cat kittens

Bunch of Pallas’s cat kittens. Please click the photo for a larger version. Photo: Reddit.com

This cat species is named after Peter Simon Pallas, a German explorer and naturalist who discovered the species in 1776.

The kittens (cubs) look cute but they are wild animals. They are not cuddly despite looking it. Compared to some other small wild cat species e.g., the leopard cat, they are quite amenable to being tamed. however. It is significant that the domestic cat is a domesticated North African wildcat and not a Pallas’s cat. That tells you something about the difference in character of the African wildcat and the Pallas’s cat. The former is much more suited to being domesticated.

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It is probably better to describe them as cubs. The word ‘cub’ is used for the offspring of any wild cats species but it tends to be used for the larger cats. Small wild cats look a bit like domestic cats and therefore ‘kittens’ seems more acceptable.

There is one very large kitten in this group of eight. I presume that they are all siblings. Manuls are known to give birth to large litters annually. They have a high reproductive potential. The kittens will be able to hunt when they are five months old. They reach adult size at six or seven months of age.

A female could under ideal conditions and circumstance rear 24-32 offspring during her life. Normally half these numbers are reared.

It is believed that their lifespan is similar to that of the domestic cat.

Below are some articles on the manul.

Pallas's cat in Mongolia

Pallas’s cat is NOT endangered generally the experts say

People ask 'Why are Pallas's cats endangered?' but they aren't according to the people who are meant to know. It ...
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Pallas's cat discovered at 17,000 feet on Mount Everest

Pallas’s cat lives at the highest point above sea level of all the cat species

On my estimation and based upon my knowledge of the wild cat species, Pallas's cat (manual) lives at the highest ...
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Can Pallas's cat successfully mate with a domestic cat?

Can Pallas’s cat successfully mate with a domestic cat?

Pallas's cat which is often incorrectly referred to as the 'Pallas cat', the scientific name of which is 'manual' can ...
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Pallas's cat places its tail under its forepaws to keep the paws warmer when on snow

Pallas’s cat in snow warms up their forepaws by placing them on their tail

The question in this neat, short video from the Reddit/Imgur website is whether all Pallas's cats ('Manul') keep their forepaws ...
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Pallas's cat the cat with the densest fur of any cat in the world

Pallas’s cat has the densest fur of any cat in the world

Pallas's cat looks a lot bigger than it is thanks to its dense fur, the densest fur of any feline ...
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Pallas's cat

Why are Pallas’s cats mean, angry and aggressive?

It seems that observers think that the Pallas's cat is mean, angry and aggressive (aka Pallas cat). And the reason ...
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Note: sources for news articles are carefully selected but the news is often not independently verified.

Michael Broad

Hi, I'm a 74-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in many jobs including professional photography. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare. If you want to read more click here.

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