Farmer really surprised after the kittens he recently found turned out to be something else!
A Russian farmer found four little baby kittens in his barn, or at least that is what they looked like, until this farmer discovered the truth. The little kittens desperately needed his help to survive. Yet, they looked a bit different than any other kittens that this farmer saw before.
So, to identify what kind of care they actually needed, the farmer called the Daursky Nature Reserve. They confirmed that these were not regular domestic cats. They were actually Palla’s cats or Manuls, a rare species of wild cats that is native to Central Asia and Eastern Europe.
Back at the reserve, the staff decided to check if their two regular cats at the rescue would nurse the newborn manul cats. Fortunately, they started treating them as their own straight away.
Then, the time came to say farewell to these adorable wild creatures and take them back to the wild where they really belong. Since then, these beauties adjusted well to their natural environment and are just thriving and loving the wildlife.
Manul cats are actually a near-threatened wild species. They usually live in the grasslands and also the montane steppes of Central Asia. Manul cats are commonly called Pallas’ cats. They are distinguished by having really round pupils, also short legs, and a flat-looking face with wide-set ears. They can also create some of the funniest expressions in the feline kingdom.
Their fur is nearly twice as long on their belly and tail too as on their top and also sides. Presumably, this helps to keep these beautiful cats warm as they hunt on snow or on frozen grounds. The length and the density of their fur also changes seasonally, growing longer and also heavier in the winter.