Monday, October 15, 2012
Wild for Wildlife and Nature
Pallas's cat is native to the steppe regions of Central Asia, at elevations up to 5,050 metres (16,570 ft). They are found in the Transcaucasus and Transbaikal regions of Russia, and, less frequently, in the Altai, Tyva, and Buryatia Republics. They also inhabit Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Kashmir and across much of western China, especially in the Tibetan Plateau. In 1997, they were reported for the first time as being present in the eastern Sayan Mountains. Populations in the Caspian Sea region, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, are declining, and increasingly isolated.
In 2008, an individual was camera-trapped in Iran's Khojir National Park for the first time.