The clouded leopard has dark grey or ochreous ground-colored fur, often with spots that are usually dark brown with black edges, which resembles the clouds. These patterns provide them with excellent camouflage in the forest habitat. They have the largest canine of all cats relative to their size, approximately 4 to 5 cm (1.5 to 2 inches).
They are agile climbers as they can run up tree trunks, climb amongst the branches, and run headfirst down them. However, their skill does not save them from the hunters, as they are hunted for their beautiful pelt and decorative teeth. Their population is currently decreasing and listed as Vulnerable.
March 2022: A Clouded leopard was caught on camera in Malaysia’s Taman Negara National Park. The sighting was significant as it was the first recorded sighting of a Clouded leopard in the park in several years.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No