Manul cats are a near-threatened wild cat species found in the grasslands and montane steppes of Central Asia. More commonly known as Pallas' cats, they are distinguished by having round pupils, short legs, and a flat-looking face with wide-set ears that can create some of the funniest expressions in the feline kingdom. The scientifical name of this cat is Otocolobus, and it means 'ugly-eared,' so that is probably one of the reasons this fluffy cat looks so annoyed.

Though the Manul might look like a big cat, it's mostly the fluff of his fur as he's about the size and weight of a domestic cat. These adorable felines prefer to live in high altitudes of up to 15.000ft and enjoy the cold climate that comes with it. Being short and stubby these funny cats are poor runners, and if there's a need to escape, they prefer to hide in the crevasses under boulders.

Although these fun photos make the Pallas' cat seem like an exciting pet with an expressive face, their solitary and wild nature, as well as their high mortality rate at low altitudes, restricts the cute cats primarily to professional zoos.

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CiaraTynanDonnelly
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7 years ago

Wow

LABaker
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7 years ago

Beautiful!

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Jackie Cole
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2 years ago

I wish I could relax like this!

Ashleigh Klein
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5 years ago

COULD YOU BE ANY CUTER????? NOOO!!! COULD YOU BE ANY MOREEEEEEEEEEEEEEe ADOREABLE?? NOOOO OHHHHHHHHHHhh I AM SOOOOOOOOOOOO IN KITTY LOVE!!!!!!!!!! <3 #kittylove, OOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHH I could SQUEEZE YOU AND HUG YOU AND KISSS YOU ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL OVER!!!!

TammyJ
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6 years ago

Adorable!

VashtiAlston-Fisher
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7 years ago

Awww! It found a lovely rest for its head! So cute!

HazelHames
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7 years ago

The local Yeti's pet cat

Shurie McMillan
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1 month ago

COULD YOU BE ANY CUTER????? NOOO!!! COULD YOU BE ANY MOREEEEEEEEEEEEEEe ADOREABLE?? NOOOO OHHHHHHHHHHhh I AM SOOOOOOOOOOOO IN KITTY LOVE!!!!!!!!!! <3 #kittylove, OOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHH I could SQUEEZE YOU AND HUG YOU AND KISSS YOU ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL OVER!!!!

David Humphreys
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5 years ago

Don't bug me - I'm sunnin :)

Kristine Wolf
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5 years ago

Shhhleeeepushky

JoAnn Dews
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5 years ago

The Manul Cat

Joanna Lindsay
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5 years ago

Beautiful

KittyKit Luxury Cat Products
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6 years ago

That ooks so cute, its needs a KittyKit Kitten collar http://www.kittykit.co.uk/6-kitten-collars

Christine Yates
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6 years ago

My god

Pauline McLaggan
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6 years ago

Comfy!!!

Dorian Gonzalez
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6 years ago

Zzzz

JackieHalstead
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6 years ago

Adoreable

LindaLim
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6 years ago

Looks like Totoro.

StephanieBabich-Harvey
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7 years ago

Gorgeous fur :)

SirChrissyAlexander
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7 years ago

Flouffy :)

LiGhaitza
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7 years ago

heemmmm,. the sun shining and the rain stop.. branching will be the best,. sleepy tho...

LiGhaitza
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7 years ago

sd

JudithBalint
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7 years ago

Thank god! It means, less animals suffering being held in captivity.

CatherineMandl
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7 years ago

Strange-looking cats. Almost like a split in cat-evolution....

YolopopTai
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7 years ago

"Yey sleep"

VanessaTaylor
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7 years ago

"Hmmmm" this tree is nice....."

VanessaTaylor
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7 years ago

"hmmm" this tree is nice.....

karenza
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7 years ago

i think that it is idiocy alone that makes people abduct feral creatures -

StevenSmith
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7 years ago

i have aids!!! now let me shit down in your mouth

EveHershkowitz
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7 years ago

That looks like a perfect "lap cat" to cuddle up with on a cold winter day!

Berna
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7 years ago

Aaaaaaah... What a life....

DebbieBrinker
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7 years ago

Pretty

JeanetteLandis
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7 years ago

So cute!

BootsSison
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7 years ago

was out all night partying with the other cats

LeilaniGribner
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7 years ago

This is a perfectly comfortable sleeping place...

LaraMaloy
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7 years ago

Ahh so fluffy and look at it's little paws and squiffy face

SusanFreeman
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7 years ago

Stunning Cats!! love the markings!! I hope they don't die out due to Hunting and habitat loss!

MaureenWraight
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7 years ago

Gorgeous animals

AngelikiAnestopoulou
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7 years ago

I think that this poor animal should be Free in the nature not in a zoo, she is suffocated

AlisonK
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7 years ago

I'm not sleeping. I'm just resting my eyes.

Danie'lRipp
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7 years ago

Sleeps in the sun is oh soo good

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SorinNilsson
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7 years ago

Dude ... I'm a cat with a short fuse !!!

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StephanieBarr
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7 years ago

Kittens!

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AkeleiSchnyder
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7 years ago

diets .. bleh

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JennaPayne
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7 years ago

better than a puppy at the begging face :)

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Ashish_H
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7 years ago

ah let it be!! im better off on my own :-|

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KristenHdz
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7 years ago

OM NOM NOM

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TheresaGahagan
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7 years ago

wazzzzaaappppppp

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JuliaWolfe
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7 years ago

It's so odd to see a cat with round pupils!

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BetyBlagu
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7 years ago

I don't usually fart, but when I do, I look straight into your eyes.

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MariaStoica
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7 years ago

this is my favorite :)))

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MichelleHudson
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7 years ago

What do you mean....out. of. Coffee. ?

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ReshmaKanazawa
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7 years ago

Hwwaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh..........

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CaitlynW
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7 years ago

"No!!!! spoilers"

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TheresaGahagan
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7 years ago

you've got to be kiddin' me right meow....

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BrittanyGroff
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7 years ago

BURN!!!!!*

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VilmaElzaZande
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7 years ago

who are you calling fat!? i'm just bushy...

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MaiaraAuck
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7 years ago

Here's Johnny!

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TeresaGunderson
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7 years ago

Does this outfit make me look fat?

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CaitlynW
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7 years ago

See I can touch my tongue to my cheek ... $5 please :p

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ValentinaBacalu
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7 years ago

Pick-a-booh!

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GeorgiannaPrice
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7 years ago

Let me sing you the song of my people!!

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AlisonK
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7 years ago

No. He. Di'int!

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LeopardHorse56
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7 years ago

He has cheezburger. I do not. I wants. I really wants. Do I ask nicely and politely? Maybe I kill him. Then steal his cheezburger...

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KasiaKarpierz
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7 years ago

I'm an owl

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Manul At Cheyenne Mt Zoo

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CarrieByrd
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7 years ago

Why you starin'? You mad bro?

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