This Pallas’s Cat is Chary of the Camera
A bit larger than the average size of a domestic cat, the Pallas’s Cat (Otocolobus manual) is a neat threatened wild cat that is native to the grasslands and montane steppes of Central China and Mongolia. Since this region can get extremely cold, Pallas’s Cats (also known as Manuls) have an incredibly thick coat to keep them warm. They get their name from German naturalist Peter Simon Pallas who described them in 1776.
Peering out from its den in this cute video, the Pallas’s Cat cautiously approaches a camera set up to capture its movements. The Pallas Cat’s demeanor is most definitely chary as it takes note of this strange object outside its home. Chary is an adjective meaning to be