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A never seen before cat on camera in Himalayas

A sneaky, thick-furred Pallas cat has been caught in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan for the very first time, how great is that?

  Author: mat | Source: livescience.com | 30th October 2012  

In these uncertain and hectic times news such as this are always something to be joyful about. So called trap cameras have already been proven to be successful at finding beautiful felines in the regions where they have never been spotted before, like the amazing snow leopard caught on camera in Siberia.

The pallas cat, caught on the camera in Himalayas has not evolved a lot since 5 million years ago. It looks a bit like the Persian cat and grows to the size of a "normal" house cat. Its thick, gray fur protects it from the cold mountain conditions of Central Asia. Unfortunately the coat does not protect Pallas's against the poachers, who hunt them for it, as well as their fat and organs, used in traditional Mongolian and Chinese medicine. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) put the Pallas on the list of near threatened species.

Good news is, the Bhutan, where the cat was caught on the camera, might be a great place for the cats to survive. 60% of the country is covered in forest, and a quarter of the whole territory is treated as a protected national park area, with rugged mountain terrain full of biodiversity.


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NikMan, 30th Oct 2012, 6:06 AM
Is this fake?
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mat, 30th Oct 2012, 6:09 AM
Don't think so, why?
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KimmyK, 30th Oct 2012, 6:44 AM
Hey there new kitty!
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