Four Pallas’s cats raised by domestic cats at a Russian rescue center being fed raw chicken

Russian farmer finds Pallas's cat kittens in his barn and takes them to a rescue center where they are raised by domestic cats and fed raw chicken

This is an unusual story, perhaps a unique story and one which strikes a chord with me because quite a lot of people ask whether you can keep Pallas’s cat as a pet. The answer is that you cannot because although they look super cute with their long and dense fur and their interesting …

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Explaining the evolution (creation) of the dense and long coat of Pallas’s cat (manul)

Natural selection created the Pallas's cat's long and dense coat which is not an adaptation to a cold climate but a genetic mutation which provided a benefit to this small wild species

Pallas’s cat (Latin, scientific name: Otocolobus manul) is considered to have the thickest coat of all the cat species. The obvious conclusion is that this small and charming-looking wild cat species needs a thick coat because they live in a very cold and harsh habitat. I’m told that the coat is so dense that …

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What are the most attractive cat species?

Sand cat is one of the most attractive cat species

I think I’d better start this discussion by clarifying what a ‘cat species’ is. There are around 37 cat species. The number depends on how you classify them (taxonomy) and there is still some discussion on that topic. All bar one are wild cats. One of the species or subspecies is the domestic cat …

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

Pallas's cat discovered at 17,000 feet on Mount Everest

On my estimation and based upon my knowledge of the wild cat species, Pallas’s cat (manual) lives at the highest point above sea level of all the cat species at about 17,000 feet on Mount Everest. Of course, they live elsewhere (see base of article) 😃😎. This article doesn’t apply to all Pallas’s cats …

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

Pallas's cat

It seems that observers think that the Pallas’s cat is mean, angry and aggressive (aka Pallas cat). And the reason is because of the misleading facial expression of this wild cat species which is about the size of a domestic cat. This 2-4 kg cat looks much larger than they really are because their …

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Are Pallas cats nice?

Manul in captivity

Pallas’s cats are nice to look at but they are not nice to live with because they are not acclimated to living with people or to put in a better way they are not socialised to live with people. Therefore, you will be living with a wild cat albeit a small one. But small …

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