The Pallas’s cat is commonly found in the mountains of Siberia, Tibet and Mongolia and is listed as ‘of least concern’ on the IUCN Red List. Photo: SCMP composite
The Pallas’s cat is commonly found in the mountains of Siberia, Tibet and Mongolia and is listed as ‘of least concern’ on the IUCN Red List. Photo: SCMP composite

‘Fat sacred beast’: cute Pallas’s cat chokes to death on chicken piece and mourned by millions as Chinese zoo promises probe

  • Celebrity Pallas’s cat named Sun Simiao famed in China for his plump figure and cute appearance has choked to death on a piece of unboned chicken
  • The zoo involved is investigating following accusations it had not provided proper care for the animal in its captive breeding programme

The Pallas’s cat is commonly found in the mountains of Siberia, Tibet and Mongolia and is listed as ‘of least concern’ on the IUCN Red List. Photo: SCMP composite
The Pallas’s cat is commonly found in the mountains of Siberia, Tibet and Mongolia and is listed as ‘of least concern’ on the IUCN Red List. Photo: SCMP composite
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