A new habitat for Pallas’s cats has been created in Siberia.
Hello there! Are you familiar with the Pallas’s cat? This charming feline resembles a domestic cat in size but possesses captivating yellow eyes and an impressive fur coat that’s sure to amaze you. Unfortunately, these cats are currently in danger of extinction and not widely recognized. However, good news is that scientists attending the Pallas’s cat international conference have allocated a 14-square-mile area to preserve and observe them, as reported by the Siberian Times. Though Pallas’s cats may seem like ideal pets due to their cuteness, they actually inhabit the stony steppes of southern Siberia, Mongolia, and China. In their natural habitat, they spend most of their time preying on pika and seeking refuge in caves.
A sanctuary has been established in the picturesque Sailyugemsky Nature Park, located in the Altai Mountains, with the primary objective of safeguarding Pallas’s cats from poachers and promoting further research. Unfortunately, these mysterious creatures are not well known, and the most recent data on this species is outdated by as much as three to four decades, as indicated by researcher Alexey Kuzhlekov. It’s unclear how many cats are residing in the new reserve, so a count is required before any meaningful interaction between humans and these charming creatures can be established. We wish the Pallas’s cat ambassadors the best of luck in achieving their goals.