Are these the world's most expressive cats?

The Pallas' cats live in the foothills of the Himalayas

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These Pallas Cats Are Ridiculously Cute

Whether you're a cat person or a dog person, you can't deny these particular felines do some pretty good facial expressions.

This is the Pallas' cat, aka the 'most expressive cats in the world'. They live in the foothills of the Himalayas, where their natural habitat is cold and arid.

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Pallas' cats have circular pupils like humans, rather than vertical slit shaped pupils like other cats.

The scientific name for Pallas' is 'Otocolobus', which is derived from Greek and translates as 'ugly eared'.

The cat is about the same size as an average house cat but its incredibly dense coat makes it seem much bigger.

Its fur is said to be the longest and densest of any cats, keeping it warm in cold weather and thickening during the winter months.

Unfortunately their immune systems don't work as well at lower altitudes, making it difficult to keep them in captivity or as pets - so don't expect to be able to pick one up from your nearest shelter.

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