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Clouded Leopards

Clouded Leopards

Research by genetic scientists that clouded leopards (found on Sumatra and Borneo) represent a new species. 

The Clouded Leopard has a large build and, proportionately, the longest canine teeth of any living feline.  Little is known about the natural history and behavioral habits of this species in the wild, it is now thought that its primary prey includes arboreal and terrestrial mammals, particularly gibbons, macaques, and the Proboscis Monkey, supplemented by other small mammals, deer, birds, porcupines, and domestic livestock.

In conjunction with the fact that its major prey animals live in trees, the Clouded Leopard is an excellent climber. Short, flexible legs, large paws, and keen claws combine to make it very sure-footed. The Clouded Leopard can possess a tail as long as its body, further aiding in balance. Surprisingly, the Clouded Leopard can climb while hanging upside-down under branches and descend tree trunks head-first.