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Watch: Six Pallas’s cat kittens born at the Novosibirsk zoo

Pallas’s cat kittens born in Novosibirsk zoo from a Pallas’s cat named Mia.

Six furballs of incredible cuteness and blue-eyed fluffiness came to this world on June 6, 2022: four boys and two girls.

  • The Pallas’s cat (Otocolobus manul), also known as the manul, is a small wild cat with long and dense light grey fur. Its rounded ears are set low on the sides of the head. Its head-and-body length ranges from 46 to 65 cm (18 to 26 in) with a 21 to 31 cm (8.3 to 12.2 in) long bushy tail. It is well camouflaged and adapted to the cold continental climate in its native range, which receives little rainfall and experiences a wide range of temperatures. The Pallas’s cat’s pupils are rounded, a unique feature among the Felinae.
  • The Pallas’s cat has been kept in zoos since the early 1950s. As of 2018, 60 zoos in Europe, Russia, North America and Japan participate in Pallas’s cat captive breeding programs.