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  Animal Info - Clouded Leopard
The diet of the clouded leopard is thought to include a variety of arboreal and terrestrial vertebrates, such as orangutan, young sambar deer, barking deer, mouse deer, bearded pig, palm civet, gray leaf monkey, and porcupine.
The clouded leopard is found from central Nepal in the eastern foothills of the Himalayas through southern China and most of southeast Asia to the islands of Sumatra (Indonesia) and Borneo (Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia).
The clouded leopard is found in tropical and sub-tropical forests from central Nepal in the eastern foothills of the Himalayas through southern China and most of southeast Asia to the islands of Sumatra (Indonesia) and Borneo (Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia).
www.animalinfo.org /species/carnivor/neofnebu.htm   (2138 words)

  
 Clouded Leopard,Clouded Leopard in Forests,Wild Clouded Leopard in Forests
The clouded leopard is sufficiently distinct from other members of the Felidae family, due mainly to the unique shape of its skull, to be placed in a separate genus - Neofelis.
The clouded leopard is distinct from other members of the felids and stands alone in its own genus as Neofelis nebulosa, literally the new cat with a cloudy pelt.
Conservation Status: The status of the clouded leopard is probably healthiest on the island of Borneo, possibly because of the absence of tigers and leopards.
www.indiantiger.org /wild-cats/clouded-leopard.html   (408 words)

  
  Lady Wildlifes Clouded Leopard
Also known as the clouded or tree tiger, the clouded leopard is not truly of the big cats, yet it is too large to be grouped with the small cats.
Once thought to be a true nocturnal hunter, the clouded leopard is now believed to hunt it prey at dawn and dusk, rather than during the darkness of the jungle night.
The clouded leopard stalks its prey in the twilight, when the animal is preparing to sleep or to wake, and so is most vulnerable to attack.
ladywildlife.com /animal/cloudedleopard.html   (707 words)

  
 ISEC Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Clouded leopards are so named because of the large, blotchy, cloud-like markings on their body, head, legs and tail.
Clouded leopards are notoriously difficult to breed in captivity because of the high incidence of males killing females.
Clouded leopard pelts were the most commonly available felid pelts in a survey of fl market wildlife traders in China in 1991.
www.wildcatconservation.org /cats/factsheets/asia/clouded/index.shtml   (797 words)

  
 Clouded leopard - Neofelis nebulosa: More Information - ARKive
The clouded leopard is named after the distinctive 'clouds' on its coat - ellipses partially edged in fl, with the insides a darker colour than the background colour of the pelt (4).
The clouded leopard is about the size of a small Labrador retriever with a body length of up to 90 cm, an intermediate size between the large and small cats of the world (4).
The clouded leopard is found in tropical and sub-tropical forests from India, South China, Burma, and Indochina to Sumatra and Borneo (5).
www.arkive.org /species/GES/mammals/Neofelis_nebulosa/more_info.html   (1037 words)

  
 Clouded Leopard (Neofelis nebulosa)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Clouded leopards are named for the cloud-like spots on their coats that enable them to blend into their jungle environment.
Clouded leopards have a very long tail (usually as long as their body length) that is used for balance while climbing.
Young clouded leopards are born with yellowish-gray fur and none of the normal adult markings.
www.thebigzoo.com /Animals/Clouded_Leopard.asp   (410 words)

  
 Clouded Leopard
In overall size the clouded leopard is similar to that of a small leopard, reaching up to 38 inches in body length, whilst having an extremely long tail, measuring up to nearly 3 feet on the largest of the species.
Native to South Eastern Asia, the habitat of the clouded leopard is generally that of dense tropical forest up to a height of 7,000 feet, however recent reports indicate that the cat may also inhabit more open forested terrain and swamp margins.
A distinct sub-species known as the Formosan clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa brachyurus) is reported to be found only on Taiwan - however lack of recent sightings suggest that the loss of natural habitat and decline of its prey base may indicate that this sub-species may now be extinct in the wild.
dspace.dial.pipex.com /agarman/clouded.htm   (384 words)

  
 ANIMAL REPORT
That's if their lucky the Clouded Leopard has few enemies like other Leopards, don't get along with each other or any other kind of cats but when they do run across each other it's not a pretty sight the felidae family (or knew as the cat family) fights until one of them are dead.
The snow leopard, clouded leopard and the leopard held in captivity act different from the ones in the wild of course.
Clouded Leopards are already endangered, because where they live is getting tore down and another reason is because their being track down too.
projects.edtech.sandi.net /kearny/cm2000/cm17/cleopard.html   (805 words)

  
 Clouded leopard
Clouded leopards have the largest canine teeth in proportion to their size of any wild cat.
Clouded leopards have hyoid bones in their throats, which prevent them from roaring but allow them to purr continuously.
Diet: Clouded leopards are carnivores and prey on sambar, muntjac, birds, bearded pigs, civet, monkeys, gibbons, squirrels, porcupines, fish, and domestic cattle and chickens.
www.colszoo.org /animalareas/austral/cleo.html   (341 words)

  
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The clouded leopard has a remarkably long skull for a cat, with well developed crests for the attachment of the jaw muscles and extremely large canines, when compared with other living felids.
The clouded leopards canines are not bladelike, as in the sabertooth cats, nor are the lower canines reduced in size.
The clouded leopard's long canines appear to have evolved for killing larger prey, such as deer and wild pigs, although birds and smaller mammals are suspected to make up much of the diet.
home.globalcrossing.net /~brendel/cloud.html   (549 words)

  
 Clouded Leopard
The clouded leopard is an arboreal cat which feeds mainly on monkeys, squirrels, and birds, as well as some terrestrial animals such as small deer or wild boar.
Like the cheetah, the clouded leopard is not considered a 'true' big cat like a lion (member of the genus Panthera) or small cat like a cougar (member of the genus Felis), but is in a separate genus of its own, Neofelis.
It is possible that the clouded leopard represents either a separate convergent evolution, (or trait which appears similar but has developed independently), with he scimitar toothed cats or represents an evolutionary link between the Panthera and the scimitar cats.
www.bluelion.org /clouded_leopard.htm   (480 words)

  
 Clouded Leopard -- Pictures, Animal Facts, Habitats, Video, Sound, Wallpaper -- National Geographic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Clouded leopards roam the hunting grounds of Asia from the rain forests of Indonesia to the foothills of the Nepali Himalayas.
Clouded leopards have short, powerful legs equipped with rotating rear ankles that allow them to safely downclimb in a headfirst posture—much like a common squirrel.
Though clouded leopards are great climbers, scientists believe that they do most of their hunting on the ground, feasting on deer, pigs, monkeys, and smaller fare such as squirrels or birds.
www3.nationalgeographic.com /animals/mammals/clouded-leopard.html   (374 words)

  
 New Species Declared: Clouded Leopard Found on Borneo and Sumatra - Science - RedOrbit
The new clouded leopard species is generally darker than the mainland species, has small cloud markings, many distinct spots within the cloud markings, grayer fur, and a double dorsal stripe.
Clouded leopards from the mainland have large clouds on their skin with fewer, often faint, spots within the cloud markings, and they are lighter in color, with a tendency toward tawny-colored fur and a partial double dorsal stripe.
Bornean clouded leopards feed on monkeys, mouse deer, barking deer, young bearded pigs and sambar deer, which are stalked on the ground or jumped upon from tree branches.
www.redorbit.com /news/science/870205/new_species_declared_clouded_leopard_found_on_borneo_and_sumatra/index.html?source=r_science   (1002 words)

  
 Clouded Leopard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Clouded Leopard (Neofelis nebulosa, Neofelis diardi) is a medium-sized cat, 60 to 110 cm (2 ft to 3 ft 6 in) long and weighing between 11 and 20 kg (25 to 44 lb).
In captivity, clouded leopards routinely hang by their hind legs with their long tails swinging for balance and run head-first down tree trunks.
Almost all that is known of the clouded leopard comes from studies of the cats in captivity and apart from anecdotal accounts very little is known of the clouded leopards' natural history, ecology and behaviour in the wild throughout its range.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Clouded_Leopard   (1211 words)

  
 Leopard
Clouded leopards are so distinct compared to other felids that they have been classified with their own genus: Neofelis meaning "new cat".
The clouded leopard lives in the dense tropical forests of southeastern Asia and on the islands of Malaysia.
Clouded leopards are an endangered species whose numbers are thought to be declining in the wild.
www.kats-korner.com /bigcats/clouded.html   (598 words)

  
 Clouded Leopard
The clouded leopard has been described as having the skull and dentition of a big cat with the body of a small cat.
The eyes of clouded leopards are distinctive in that the pupils are vertically oblong rather than round or linear as in other cats.
The social systems of clouded leopards are unknown but it has been reported that a couple may stay together for a period.
members.aol.com /cattrust/clouded.htm   (1303 words)

  
 CSG Species Accounts: Clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa)
The clouded leopard is named after its distinctive markings - ellipses partially edged in fl, with the insides a darker color than the background color of the pelt, and sometimes dotted with small fl spots.
In Sabah, a clouded leopard was observed feeding on a proboscis monkey in the branches of a small tree in riverine forest (J.
The clouded leopard has a wide distribution in China, south of the Yangtze (Tan 1984, China Cat Specialist group meeting 1992), apparently occurring in a variety of forest types, but there is no information on habitat preference or ecology across this large portion of its geographic range (Figure 7).
lynx.uio.no /lynx/catsgportal/cat-website/catfolk/nebul01.htm   (1183 words)

  
 Clouded Leopard - Growing Up Wild - Animal Planet
The clouded leopard is the closest living relative to a wild cat called the sabre toothed tiger that lived in the Ice Age 10,000 years ago.
Though the clouded leopard was once widespread throughout Asia, it is now endangered and the population is in decline.
Their clouded leopard cubs were born in captivity, a rare feat, since clouded leopards are one of the most difficult cats to breed in captivity.
www.animalplanetasia.com /growing_up_wild/clouded_leopard/index.shtml   (339 words)

  
 International Exotic Feline Sanctuary -- Our Cats!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Rarely seen in the wild, there is some controversy as to whether the clouded leopard is an arboreal species --- strongly tied to dense tropical evergreen forest --- or a terrestrial hunter who uses roads and trails in logged forest.
The clouded leopard ranges from countries of the Himalayas, southern China, and Taiwan to peninsula Malaysia, Sumatra, and the island of Borneo.
Hunting both on the ground and in the trees, the clouded leopard is thought to feed on birds, monkeys, pig, cattle, goat, deer, and porcupine.
www.bigcat.org /cats/species.asp?id=8   (287 words)

  
 Clouded Leopards
An important consideration when raising clouded leopards for breeding is to address their psychological need to access height, a part of their arboreal makeup.
Another important consideration when raising clouded leopards for breeding is to address their psychological need to access height, a part of their arboreal makeup.
Clouded leopards are extremely vocal and University of Florida students studied our population and their language.
www.exoticcatz.com /spcloudedbaudy.html   (1284 words)

  
 San Diego Zoo's Animal Bytes: Clouded Leopard
Cloudeds are most closely related to snow leopards and are now in the same taxonomic subfamily as tigers, lions, jaguars, and true leopard species.
In areas where clouded leopards share their habitat with tigers and common leopards, cloudeds seem to be more nocturnal and arboreal in their habits.
As is true of all rain forest dwellers, the clouded leopards’ main threat to survival is continued habitat loss from a growing number of farms.
www.sandiegozoo.org /animalbytes/t-clouded_leopard.html   (845 words)

  
 Clouded Leopard Summary
The Clouded Leopard (Neofelis nebulosa) is a medium-sized cat, 60 to 110 cm (2 ft to 3 ft 6 in) long and weighing between 11 and 20 kg (25 to 44 lb).
Clouded leopards reach sexual maturity at two years of age and females are able to bear one litter each year.
Habitat loss due to widespread deforestation and hunting for use in Chinese medicinal preparations are thought to be causing populations of clouded leopards to decline.
www.bookrags.com /Clouded_Leopard   (1000 words)

  
 clouded lepard Fact Sheet
Clouded leopards weigh 35 to 50 pounds (15.8 to 22.68 kg) and measure 10 to 16 inches (25.4 to 40.6 cm) high at the shoulder.
Range: The clouded leopard is found from Nepal, Bangladesh, and Assam (eastern India) through Indochina to Sumatra and Borneo, and northeastward to southern China and formerly Taiwan.
Diet: The chief prey of clouded leopards are monkeys, small deer and wild boars, which it ambushes from the trees or stalks from the ground.
www.felidtag.org /pages/Educational/FactSheets/cloudedleopard.htm   (799 words)

  
 WWF - Borneo's clouded leopard identified as new cat species
The results of the genetic study are supported by separate research on geographical variation in the clouded leopard, based mainly on fur patterns and colouration of skins held in museums and collections.
Clouded leopards from the mainland have large clouds on their skin with fewer, often faint, spots within the cloud markings.
• Bornean clouded leopards feed on monkeys, mouse deer, barking deer, young bearded pigs and sambar deer, which are stalked on the ground or jumped upon from tree branches.
www.panda.org /about_wwf/where_we_work/asia_pacific/our_solutions/borneo_forests/index.cfm?uNewsID=95660   (834 words)

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