Nature

Grumpy-Faced Cat is a Mountain Survivor

Transcript

It's hard to believe a cat the same size as a domestic cat, could survive in the same place as a snow leopard.

But Pallas's cats have learned to cope with mountain life.

They often live in rock dens, which keep them well protected.

But out in the open these 9 pound cats are vulnerable to attack from eagles and wolves, so they move with extreme caution.

They hunt insects, small rodents, and birds by using rocks for cover.

Their fur is the perfect camouflage.

To stay warm in the mountains, Pallas's cats have the longest fur of any cat.

It helps them to survive in sub-zero temperatures.


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