Why The Pallas' Cat Should Become Your New Favorite Animal

March 6, 2015 6:11 PM

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The Pallas' Cat, also known as the manul, is a stocky, solitary animal around the same size as a housecat. They hang out in rocky crevices and dens at elevations as high as 15,000 feet, according to the Wildscreen Arkive.

And it's not likely you'll to catch a glimpse of them in the wild. On top of that, keeping them healthy in captivity is a challenge, since living at such high elevations has given the cats immune systems that aren't equipped to handle viruses that thrive at lower altitudes, according to the BBC.

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