ANALYSING A SPECIALIST
PURRFECT FOR THE STEPPE
Thick and bushy, with a black tip and five or six black rings reminiscent of those in the Scottish wildcat. Almost half as long as the body.
2 FUR COAT
Luxuriously soft and denser than that of any other species in the genus Felis. The silvery or orangey-buff coloration offers camouflage among the steppe terrain.
Positioned very low, giving the broad head a strikingly flat-topped profile. Thickly furred to ward off the biting winds and severe winter cold on the steppe.
Relatively short for the cat’s size, suited to ambushes and short stalks rather than running. Broad paws provide cold-protection and act as ‘snowshoes’.
Black-rimmed and high-set, perfect for peering over rocky terrain to surprise prey. Two thick black stripes reach from each eye down to the cheeks.
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