Pallas’s Cats

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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.

Source: Rare Cats Discovered On Mount Everest In First Such Sighting