These small cats (5-10 pounds) are hardy and tolerant of cold environments. Their long, shaggy coats are especially thick on the bellies, which protects them from the snow as they stalk prey. Pallas' cats have short legs, flat heads, and small, low-set ears, all of which help them hunt where there is little cover. They are named for eighteenth-century German zoologist Peter Pallas.
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