This Mongolian cat is quite similar to a house cat, and it is believed that the current Persian cats are descendants of these wild cats. This little girl, Nadia, is used to seeing me around and will frequently walk up to the glass when I come over to check me out.

Featured in Eye Contact in March 2010

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animal, wild, zoo, pallas cat

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  • Dennis Stewart
    Dennis Stewartover 5 years ago

    awesome shot………just look at that fur….Dennis

  • Thanks Dennis, I love these cats

    – starbucksgirl26

  • ys-eye
    ys-eyeover 5 years ago

    Wow! What a great shot of an intriguing cat! Thanks for the description as well.

  • Thanks, glad you like it!

    – starbucksgirl26

  • Tama Blough
    Tama Bloughover 5 years ago

    Very cool animal!

  • Thanks Tama!

    – starbucksgirl26

  • jdmphotography
    jdmphotographyover 5 years ago

    This image would also be very wellcome in the Eye Contact Group

  • Jody Johnson
    Jody Johnsonover 5 years ago

    great shot Ashley…love the bit of green leaves in the foreground, what a gorgeous cat…

  • skyhorse
    skyhorseover 5 years ago

    oh, she is beautiful – I can see the resemblance to my persians …

  • Andrew Paranavitana
    Andrew Paranav...over 4 years ago

    This is great, I have never seen a Mongolian cat before.. unique animal and a great shot of it too!

  • Thanks parmi! They are mean looking (and a bit mean spirited) but still quite cute :)

    – starbucksgirl26

  • Michael Cummings
    Michael Cummingsover 4 years ago

    beautiful cat, excellent shot. I would love to have a cat with those markings

  • Thanks Michael, they are magnificent cats!

    – starbucksgirl26

  • neon-gobi
    neon-gobiover 4 years ago

    what a cutey – lovely picture

  • Thanks neon-gobi!

    – starbucksgirl26

  • Kimberly Chadwick
    Kimberly Chadwickover 4 years ago

    Great critter ~ Congrats on you FEATURE!

  • Thanks Kimberly!! :)

    – starbucksgirl26

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