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Researchers have captured the elusive big cat on camera in Shamshy, a former hunting concession that has been co-managed as a wildlife sanctuary by the Kyrgyz government and conservationists since 2015.
The Pallas’s cat is a mysterious, small and little known wild cat species living in the steppes and mountains of Central Asia. Through a new research initiative “PICA” (Pallas’s Cat International Conservation Alliance) launched earlier this year, conservationists are hoping to better understand this feline. The project is still in its early stages, but it has already produced some outstanding, rare footage of Pallas’s cats, including this video of wild cubs.