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Pallas’s Cats

Pallas’s Cats:

Researchers have discovered one of the planet’s rarest Pallas cats for the first time in the Mount Everest Region.

  • The Pallas’s cat, also known as manul, is a small wild cat, perfectly adapted to the harsh conditions typical of its habitat.
  • Naturally secretive, it is rarely seen and little known.
  • Habitat: Wide but fragmented distribution throughout montane grasslands and steppes of Central Asia.
  • Its core populations are in Mongolia and China.
  • Conservation status : IUCN Red List: Least concern