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Pallas Cat Photos

Image Credit Flickr User Tambako the Jaguar Have you ever wanted to take a trip through time to see what animals looked like millions of years ago? When it comes to cats there is little or no need.  This beautiful specimen is a Manul, otherwise known as Pallas’s Cat.  About twelve million years ago it was one of the first two modern cats to evolve and it hasn’t changed since. The other species, Martelli’s Cat, is extinct so what you are looking at here is a unique window in to the past of modern cats. Image Credit Flickr User Tambako Read More

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Pallas Cat

When it was announced that a Pallas Cat was arriving, Vern was heard to say, "Is that a breed, or did the cat get kicked out of the palace?" (You never know around here)   This cat is being treated like royalty. He was imported from Mongolia in part of an effort to save this incredibly beautiful creature from extinction. As happens with males, he is surplus for the moment and not needed in the breeding program at the Oakhill Center for Rare and Endangered Species. His owner sent him to us knowing that his time here would Read More