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Pallas cat
Pallas's Cat (Manul)
(Otocolobus manul)

Classified as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List, the Pallas's cat is also known as a Manul. Native to Iran, southern Asia and parts of western China, they inhabit steppe and rocky mountainous regions. About the size of a large  domestic cat, the manul is covered with long course fur, sandy to grey  in base colour with white tips on the guard hairs which gives an overall  'frosted' appearance. The legs are short and stumpy compared to the  overall body size - the small broad head has high set eyes, and low set  hair covered ears. The head has a striped facial ruff. The tail of the  manul cat is tipped with black and has darker rings toward the end,  similar dark markings can also be faintly seen across the side of its  back. Pallas cats are primarily affected by deforestation, a decrease in prey availability, and hunting.

Pallas cats at EFBC/FCC are not on exhibit.
Alik

Sex: Male
Born: June 11 2012
Arrived at EFBC: October 2012 from Red River Zoo
Fun Fact: Brother and littermate to Luka
Favorite Enrichment: Cardboard boxes, paper lawn bags, frozen whole prey (rodents), corrugated cardboard
Wishlist item: Cat Scratcher

Gimli

Sex: Male
Born: March 28 2016
Arrived at EFBC: Born at EFBC
Fun Fact: Son of Minka and Luka, brother to Mikhail (different litter), and brother/littermate to Tyrion
Favorite Enrichment: Cardboard boxes, paper lawn bags, frozen whole prey (rodents), corrugated cardboard
Wishlist item: Cat Scratcher
Luka

Sex: Male
Born: June 11 2010
Arrived at EFBC: October 2012 from Red River Zoo
Fun Fact: Brother to Alik
Favorite Enrichment: Cardboard boxes, paper lawn bags, frozen whole prey (rodents), corrugated cardboard
Wishlist item: Milk Crate
Minka

Sex: Female
Born: March 27 2013
Arrived at EFBC: September 2015 from Cincinnati Zoo
Fun Fact: Mother of Gimli, Mihkail, and Tyrion
Favorite Enrichment: Cardboard boxes, paper lawn bags, frozen whole prey (rodents), corrugated cardboard
Wishlist item: Cat Scratcher

Mikhail

Sex: Male
Born: March 20 2017
Arrived at EFBC: Born at EFBC
Fun Fact: Son of Minka and Luka, Brother to Tyrion and Gimli (Different litter)
Favorite Enrichment: Cardboard boxes, paper lawn bags, frozen whole prey (rodents), corrugated cardboard
Wishlist item: Cat Scratcher Bed
Tashi

Sex: Male
Born: May 26 2018
Arrived at EFBC: March 8th 2019 from Hogle Zoo
Fun Fact:
Favorite Enrichment: Cardboard boxes, frozen whole prey (rodents), corrugated cardboard
Wishlist item:
Tyrion

Sex: Male
Born: March 28 2017
Arrived at EFBC: Born at EFBC
Fun Fact: Son of Minka and Luka, Brother to Mikhail and brother/littermate to Gimli
Favorite Enrichment: Cardboard boxes, paper lawn bags, frozen whole prey (rodents), corrugated cardboard
Wishlist item: Milk Crate
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