A Russian farmer walked on his property when he met four little "kittens" that he had never seen before. He knew that something in them was a little strange, but he never expected this to lead to this ...
Little kittens did not even open their eyes when the farmer found them. Without her mother, she knew that it would take a lot to support them.
He called the Daursky Nature Reserve in the hope of receiving information. They identified kittens as Pallas cats, wild cats, from Central Asia.
The manuls are a little more stable than domestic cats, have shorter legs, wider faces and flatter ears. Their thick coats help them survive in harsh climates.
The farmer took the wild kittens to the reserve, and the staff placed them with two domestic cats. Surprisingly, cats greeted them like their own!
Thanks to the fact that the management of the reserve was gaining strength and flourishing, the employees knew that they would have to send them back to nature.
During their first winter in the wild, they lost their collars that help the reserve monitor their progress. The manuls also lost a lot of weight.
Then the staff returned them to the reserve with plans to release them again in the spring, when it will be easier to regulate them.
And that turned out to be the right move. This time, the Pallas quickly acclimatized in their new environment.
Wild cats have returned to where they thrive! What a happy ending. 🙂
Pallas cats returned to their natural habitat thanks to the Daursky Nature Reserve and the farmer who originally found them. If they could talk, I'm sure they would say "thank you!"