I am sure that the Pallas Cat was used for the character of the Cheshire Cat in Disneys Alice in Wonderland
This is one of the four Kittens born at Banham zoo around the 24th April this year.
The Pallas cat, or manul, was first described by the German naturalist, Peter Pallas. With its long hair, stocky build and flattened face, Pallas incorrectly suggested that it was the ancestor of the Persian domestic cat.
They are most commonly found in areas of flat, rolling steppe where deep snow is absent; while itís thick fur and compact body enables it to cope with the cold conditions encountered at up to 4,000 metres.
It is Listed as Near Threatened in the Wild.