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Spoiler alert. The first people pretty much everywhere were black.
Fun fact: not only were the first people in China black, but the Asian continent was settled (by H. sapiens sapiens, that is) thousands and thousands of years before Europe was!
(Ah, the factoids you get from a degree in evolutionary biology.)
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Here’s an Otocolobus manul — nature’s Grumpy Cat — discovering a camera trap outside it’s den. Camera traps are used by biologists to lean about rare animals’ behavior, abundance, and health — just by setting up a solar-powered camera with a motion trigger. No physical trapping necessary.
O. manul (also known as Pallas’s cat) is about the size of a house cat, but you’ll notice has round pupils instead of slits. It lives in western China and the steppes of Central Asia.
You’d think that Pallas’s cat would rule the internet by now - but there aren’t too many photos of them because they are both rare and shy. The IUCN lists them as near-threatened. Just another reason to support species conservation!
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