Friday

Does This Fur Make Me Look Fat?


The answer is... um... yeah.  You look fat, kitty.  


But that's not your fault.  You have the heaviest coat of any cat, because...






...you live in some of the coldest places on earth; Mongolia and Siberia.  Brrrrr.


In Mongolia last winter, temperatures fell to -57 degrees F, killing millions of livestock animals.


But the cold didn't kill Pallas' cat.


Photo credit: Terry Whittaker

Though the size of a house cat, this cat is made for winter.  It's stocky, small-eared, and fuzzy.  And its tail is thick enough to be a muff, sheltering its face from the icy blasts.

So what does the Pallas' cat find to eat out in those snowy wastelands?


But it's a bit strange-looking.   I mean, check out this picture... there's a little bit of monkey in that face, don't you think?

Can you pinpoint why it doesn't look quite like a cat?
  • The ears are small, round and way low on its head
  • And check out the eyes.  The Pallas' cat's pupils are round, not slits like in a regular cat.  
  • And where's that cute little line that goes from the nose down to the mouth?  
Let's see the difference face to face, so to speak :)


Want to learn more?  This short video shows Pallas' cats in action...




So they don't make good pets...think of the vacuuming!  But check out exotic cats that do make good pets here.



5 comments:

Emma R said...

AAAAAWWWW!!! They're so . . . adorable, cute, amazing, awesome etc. Can I have one? ;D

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Lois Johnson said...

The look rather fierce but adorable. Like a bear cub. :)

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Fascinating. Thanks for posting.

MargaretAnn said...

wow. those are so cool! and they do look a little like monkeys....