Pallas’ Cat

Otocolobus manul

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.

Family Felidae
Superfamily Feloidea
Order Carnivora
Subclass Eutheria
Class Mammalia
Subphylum Vertebrata
Phylum Chordata
Kingdom Animalia
Life on Earth