Recently researchers have discovered one of the planet's rarest Pallas cats for the first time in the Mount Everest Region.
About Pallas’s Cats:
- The Pallas’s cat, also known as manul, is a small wild cat, perfectly adapted to the harsh conditions typical of its habitat.
- Naturally secretive, it is rarely seen and little known.
- Habitat: Wide but fragmented distribution throughout montane grasslands and steppes of Central Asia.
- Its core populations are in Mongolia and China.
- Conservation status
- IUCN Red List: Least concern
Q1) What is Nomadic Elephant Exercise?
It is a joint Military Exercise between India and the Mongolian army. The troops of armies of both countries participate.