Classified as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List, the Pallas's cat is also known as a Manul. Native toIran, southern Asia and parts of western China, they inhabit steppe and rocky mountainous regions.About the size of a large domestic cat, the manul is covered with long course fur, sandy to grey in base colour with white tips on the guard hairs which gives an overall 'frosted' appearance. The legs are short and stumpy compared to the overall body size - the small broad head has high set eyes, and low set hair covered ears. The head has a striped facial ruff. The tail of the manul cat is tipped with black and has darker rings toward the end, similar dark markings can also be faintly seen across the side of its back. Pallas cats are primarily affected by deforestation, a decrease in prey availability, and hunting.
Pallas cats at EFBC/FCC are not on exhibit.
Born: June 11 2012 Arrived at EFBC: October 2012 from Red River Zoo