Pallas Cat Kittens!

by Ian Anderson

These new arrivals were born recently at the Highland Wildlife Park, near Kingussie, Scotland. http://www.highlandwildlifepark.org.uk

Please support its efforts to raise money and consciousness regarding conservation of many species at http://www.highlandwildlifepark.org.uk/support-the-park

The Pallas Cat is a small wild cat living in Central Asia from Western China to Armenia and is officially a “near-theatened” species, often hunted for its fur and suffering from poor survival rates both in the wild and in captivity. These little guys are, so far, doing well and are very rare in zoo collections. But it is, of course, in the wild where we must expend the greater effort to conserve the breed and its natural habitats. The Pallas cat may well qualify as the ugliest cat on the planet, but to me, they are simply beautiful.

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