The Pallas’s Cat (Otocolobus manul) is a wild cat, native to Central Asia, in countries such as Afghanistan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, India, Kazakhstan, and Pakistan.
The pupils in its eyes are round, not vertically-lined pupils like the eyes of domestic cats.
Domestic cats are nocturnal (active at night) and have vertical pupils, called slits.
The Pallas’s Cat is diurnal (active during the day) and have round, circular pupils.
[Location of photographs: Paris Zoo, France]
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM