Rare Pallas cats introduced at British Zoo

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CHESTER, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (Reuters / CBS Newspath) -- Four rare Pallas's cats brought to Britain from Krakow, Poland went on show for the first time at Chester Zoo in May, 2018.

Four rare Pallas's cats brought to Britain from Krakow, Poland went on show for the first time at Chester Zoo in May, 2018. Courtesy: Chester Zoo / Reuters / CBS Newspath

Footage released by the zoo on May 10 show the fluffy cats moving around their new home and resting in the shade.

The felines, all brothers, are the first of their kind ever to live at Chester Zoo.

According to the zoo, Pallas's cats are similar in size to domestic cats, though somewhat stockier, and have the densest and longest fur of any cat species.

Native to southern Siberia, central Asia and China, the cats are targeted by poachers for their soft fur, and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) classify Pallas's cats as "near threatened", the Zoo said in a press release.



 
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