weigh up to 50 pounds and females are significantly smaller, usually
25-35 pounds. The clouded leopard is named for its cloud-like spots of
its coat that provide camouflage in its forest habitat.
Diet Clouded leopards hunt a variety of prey; including birds, squirrels, monkeys, deer and wild pigs.
leopards exist in Sumatra, Borneo, Java, Nepal, Burma, southern China
and are thought to be extinct in the wild in Taiwan.
leopards primarily utilise lowland tropical rainforest habitats but can
also be found in dry woodlands and secondary forests.
Defining features Clouded
leopards are one of the best climbers in the cat family. They are able
to climb upside down underneath tree branches and hang from branches
with their hind legs.
leopards have been heavily hunted for its distinctive fur and for its
teeth and bones, which are commonly used in Oriental medicine. This is
coupled with the loss of habitat due to deforestation.
Time is running out for the bigs cats. We can all help save them.