30 April 2011

Manul – the Cat that Time Forgot

Over at our sibling site the Ark in Space a question is posed. Have you ever wanted to take a trip through time to see what animals looked like millions of years ago? When it comes to cats there is little or no need.  This beautiful specimen is a Manul, otherwise known as Pallas’s Cat.  About twelve million years ago it was one of the first two modern cats to evolve and it hasn’t changed since. The other species, Martelli’s Cat, is extinct so what you are looking at here is a unique window in to the past of modern cats.

Clikc HERE or on the picture to see more of this fascinating cat.