This Pallas’s cat, also called a manul, is a resident of Central Asia and the high mountain region of the Himalayas. About the size of a domestic house cat, it’s been classified as Near Threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature since 2002. It is a notoriously shy creature. Motion-sensing “camera traps” placed in remote ecosystems like this one help record the behavior of creatures like the Pallas’s cat. Watch this one as it suddenly notices the camera, and moves toward it for a better look.
Watch, as a Pallas’s cat sees a camera outside its den
Watch a shy Pallas’s cat in its mountain habitat in the Himalayas, as it realizes there’s a camera outside its den. Aw!