A Russian farmer was wandering about his property when he came across four kittens that seemed stranger than your average cats.
The farmer couldn’t figure out what they were or what they might need, so he contacted the Daursky Nature Reserve. The cats, which had yet to open their little eyes, were taken to the Reserve where they were identified as being Pallas’s cats.
These cats are sometimes called manuls, and they’re a rare wild cat species that is native to Central Asia.
Manuls are about the same size as your favorite house cats, but they are stockier, have shorter legs, and their hair is thicker because they’re built to survive in cold, harsh environments.
They have wider faces and flatter ears than your house cat, too. The Reserve decided to see if two momma domestic cats would nurse the wild babies.
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