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28 March 2015

Manul




A manul or Pallas's cat at Korkeasaari,
the Helsinki Zoo, 12.5.2012.

These photos were taken through glass.
The cat seemed very curious about the
people on the other side of the glass.

The manul is a small wild cat from the
grasslands and mountain steppes in Central
Asia. It's classified as near threatened.

I'm linking to
Camera Critters
Saturday's Critters

http://camera-critters.blogspot.fi/2015/03/camera-critters-364.html


64 comments:

  1. It doesn't look as friendly as the domestic cat, but I guess that's why there is glass between you.

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    1. Thank you, Adam! I'm sure the glass makes it safer for the cat as well.

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  2. Interesting. I don't recall seeing a Manul before. That's the second new (to me) animal I've seen in one day. the other was an "Ili Pika" from china.

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    1. Thank you, Mosura! It's always interesting to see new critters.

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  3. Wonderful photos!
    My post at: https://hanshb.wordpress.com/

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  4. Gosh I have never even heard of thesecats. Good shots. Have a great weekend.

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  5. Dearest Gunilla; Wow, I've never seen this type of cat, my friend. Great handsome guy♡♡♡ It got really warm, especially during the day. Hope your winter is over by now!

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in Finland, xoxo Miyako*

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    1. Thank you, dear Miyako! Winter is over, but it's still too cold and windy to really feel like spring. Big hugs to you.

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  6. He is gorgeous...I was not familiar with this cat until now :)

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  7. What a beautiful cat, I've never seen this.
    Very well photographed, Gunilla.
    A very good weekend.

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  8. Hello Gunilla, it is a beautiful cat! Sad to read that they are classified threatened. Great shots! Thank you for linking up! Have a happy weekend!

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  9. Beautiful eyes! :) Have a nice weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Ileana! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  10. Never even heard of that critter before!

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  11. Such a beauty!

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  12. Very interesting!
    A beautiful animal!

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  13. Great photos! I've never seen any of this wild cat before. Very interesting!

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  14. Such a wonderful animal, a nice photo !
    Greetings from Germany

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  15. It's a beautiful animal and one I had never heard of Gunilla. Thank you for bringing it to everyone' s attention.

    I hope your weather improves too. We all need some warm, sunny days.

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    1. Thank you, Phil! Let's hope we get some beautiful days.

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  16. So cute! Thanks for sharing

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  17. Never heard of them before, it is a beautiful animal Gunilla.

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  18. beautiful, there was a video of one on facebook that came out of its den and stuck its face right up at the hidden camera. too cute.

    great shots Gunilla

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  19. New critter to me, too. Gunilla. I like all sorts of cats!
    ~

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    1. Thank you! It's a beautiful cat. It usually doesn't pose like this. Most of the times it's hiding somewhere, probably sleeping.

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  20. Ein sehr hübsches Tier und so neugierig.
    Die Fotos gefallen mir.

    LG Mathilda

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  21. Wow! What a critter ~ so pretty and great shots!

    Happy Weekend to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  22. they are ultra fascinating to me

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  23. Such a pretty and alert-looking cat! Lovely shots

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  24. How interesting! I have never seen one before. Love the markings on her forehead. Thanks for sharing! Have a great week!

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  25. Awesome !!!! What a beautiful feline.
    Beautiful full coat and photographed beautifully.

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  26. Hienoja kuvia! Ja onpa komea kissa!
    En ollut ennen moista nähnytkään.
    Oikein hyvää alkanutta viikkoa!

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    1. Kiitos, Sara! Harvoin se näyttäytyy näin hienosti. Yleensä se nukkuu jossain piilossa. Mukavaa viikkoa sinulle,

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  27. What a unique and gorgeous animal!!

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  28. What a neat animal! I've never seen one.

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