Stray Barn Kittens Taken in by Farmer, But Then He Realizes They’re Not House Cats at All

Generally speaking, cats are known for giving birth to many kittens in a short amount of time. However, that doesn’t mean that the mother cat doesn’t do her very best to birth her kittens in a safe place where the newborn babies will have the best chances at survival. This is the main reason why cats will often give birth under stairwells, boxes, barns and other warm places.
People will often find kittens in these types of places, so it’s easy to understand why this man from Russia assumed he found some kittens while making his daily rounds at the farm and coming across a few small feline-looking babies.
Thinking they were abandoned kittens, the man took the cats in, but later saw that there was something different about them. They didn’t quite look like most domestic cats do, and had an unusual pattern of speckles on them.
Still, their rescuer took great care of them and helped them grow strong and healthy. And because he wasn’t exactly sure how to handle them, he resorted to professional help. That’s how he found out that the kittens he’d taken care of weren’t in fact kittens.
Believe it or not, the felines were identified as Pallas’ cats which are wild cats native to Central Asia. Their specie has been negatively affected by habitat degradation, prey base decline, and hunting, which is why it has been classified as Near Threatened by IUCN since 2002.
Find out how the cats are doing now by watching the video below.

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