Pallas Cat takes its name from the German naturalist Peter Simon Pallas. It also goes by the name Manul. It can be found in the Middle East, and in Iran, Afghanistan, Tibet, southwestern China, and parts of Siberia. Its fur is denser and proportionally longer than all other cats. It feeds on mouse hares, pikas, ground squirrels, and birds. Weighs 2-4.5 kg, and lives up to 11.5 years.
Picture taken at the Cleveland zoo, in August 2003.
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