A farmer found what he thought to be just four tiny kittens in his barn, but with great surprise he discovered that they were something else.
This story comes from Russia, where a farmer found these abandoned kittens meowing for help. He couldn’t find their mother.
The man didn’t want to leave the litter by itself, so he collected all the kittens and took them to a safe place, and then he called for help.
The farmer looked closer at the kittens and even though their eyes were still closed, they were different from any other cats the farmer had ever seen in his life. The confirmation came from the Daursky Nature Reserve, as they promptly recognised that the kittens weren’t regular house cats.
They told that the kittens were known as Palla’s cats or Manuls, a small wild cat from Central Asia. This type of cat is very rare and it usually can get up to 60 cm in lenght and six pounds in weight.
The kittens needed desperately a mom who could care for them, so the staff tried to give them to two regular domestic cats. They fortunately accepted the wild kittens and took care of them as if they belonged to them.
The staff wanted to take care of the little wild kittens until they were big enough to be reintroduced in their wild habitat.
These gorgeous wild kitten are as big as a normal cat, but they’ve got rounder pupils and shorter legs.
Look at how expressive they are!
When they were ready to be released back in the wild, the guys from animal care said goodbye to them and let them go.
These four beautiful Manul cats got accustomed to their natural wild life and kept growing strong.
Source: Bored Panda