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Pallas' Cat

Small ghost of the mountain

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The Pallas’ cat inhabits pristine high-altitude snowy wilderness habitats where it can blend with the landscape. This makes it a challenge for anyone who wants to photograph the cat or understand its ecology and behaviour.

 

A Pallas’s cat in the Hustai National Park in Mongolia looking as if it is wearing a coat of snow.
A Pallas’s cat in the Hustai National Park in Mongolia looking as if it is wearing a coat of snow. Photo: Shefiq Basheer Ahammed
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The Pallas’s cat was once hunted for its fur but is legally protected since hunting was banned in December 1988.
The Pallas’s cat was once hunted for its fur but is legally protected since hunting was banned in December 1988. Photo: Shefiq Basheer Ahammed
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The most fascinating feature about the cat is its ability to survive in some of the remotest places on the earth.
The most fascinating feature about the cat is its ability to survive in some of the remotest places on the earth. Photo: Shefiq Basheer Ahammed
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A sable.
A sable. Photo: Shefiq Basheer Ahammed
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A Mongolian reindeer.
A Mongolian reindeer. Photo: Shefiq Basheer Ahammed
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Przewalski’s horse, named after the Russian geographer Nikolay Przewalski. Mongolia is arguably the only spot in the world where there are still wild horses
Przewalski’s horse, named after the Russian geographer Nikolay Przewalski. Mongolia is arguably the only spot in the world where there are still wild horses Photo: Shefiq Basheer Ahammed
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The Bactrian, or double-humped, camel.
The Bactrian, or double-humped, camel. Photo: Shefiq Basheer Ahammed
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Mangolian gazelle.
Mangolian gazelle. Photo: Shefiq Basheer Ahammed
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A Mangolian yurt.
A Mangolian yurt. Photo: Shefiq Basheer Ahammed
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The photographer Shefiq Basheer Ahammed.
The photographer Shefiq Basheer Ahammed.
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