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Moscow Zoo Welcomes Orphaned Manul Kittens

Two orphaned manul kittens have found a new home at the Moscow Zoo.

They were found in the summer of 2021 by villagers in eastern Siberia weighing just under 200 grams each.

Staff at the Ulan-Ude Ethnographic Museum in the republic of Buryatia looked after them until they could be brought to Moscow.

The kittens got their names, Alisa and Brungilda, once they arrived in Moscow. 

The manul, or Pallas's cat, has been the zoo's symbol and mascot for over 30 years.