Here’s an Otocolobus manulnature’s Grumpy Cat — discovering a camera trap outside it’s den. Camera traps are used by biologists to lean about rare animals’ behavior, abundance, and health — just by setting up a solar-powered camera with a motion trigger. No physical trapping necessary.

O. manul (also known as Pallas’s cat) is about the size of a house cat, but you’ll notice has round pupils instead of slits. It lives in western China and the steppes of Central Asia.

You’d think that Pallas’s cat would rule the internet by now - but there aren’t too many photos of them because they are both rare and shy. The IUCN lists them as near-threatened. Just another reason to support species conservation!

You can see the whole video — posted Scarce Worldwidehere.


Bob Lima, 38, from Zurich, photographed this fierce feline on a day out in the zoo.

He says he’s even spotted people stopping near her cage trying to cheer her up by trying to talk to her and waving; she just gives an angry glare in response.

'Her expressions vary from anger and displeasure to irritability and crankiness which is almost humanlike.'

'Other zoo visitors often feel pity for her and try to cheer her up but she is too sour.'

'I always have a good laugh with her, she looks constantly annoyed and reminds me of some fellow humans hopping mad because of nothing.'


Do you ever get the feeling you’re being watched?