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The Mountain Weasel (Mustela altaica),also known as the pale weasel, Altai weasel or solongoi, is a species of weasel that prefer to live in environments that are usually high in altitude (11,480 feet or more) as well as rocky tundra and grassy woodlands covered in green vegetation. They rest in rock crevices, tree trunks, and abandoned burrows of other animals or the animals they previously hunted. The home range size of this animal is currently unknown. Geographical distribution for this species lies in parts of Asia from Kazakhstan, Tibet, and the Himalayas through to Mongolia, northeastern China, southern Siberia, Korea, and also some parts of Russia. The most common area for this species, however, is Ladakh, India. The conservation status, according to the IUNC, is near threatened because it is considered to be in a significant decline and requires monitoring maining because of habitat and resource loss.