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Sunday October 28th 2012

Clouded Leopard Caught On Camera

Elusive Clouded Leopard Spotted In Malua Forest Reserve

According to the Star Online, the elusive Borneo Clouded Leopard was captured on camera in the Malua Forest Reserve close to the Tabin Wildlife Reserve in Lahad Datu.

The photograph was taken by The Danau Girang Field Centre, a collaborative research and training facility owned by the Sabah Wildlife Department and co-managed with Cardiff University.

The Danau Girang Field Centre is situated in Lot 6 of the Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary in Sabah, their focus is on biodiversity research and training, and for field courses in tropical biodiversity assessment. The centre opened on 19 July 2008.

The Borneo Clouded Leopard

The Borneo Clouded leopard is classified as vulnerable with a population estimated to be around 5,000 in the wild. The Borneo Clouded leopard or Sunda clouded leopard (Neofelis diardi) and is found in Sumatra and Borne. The Borneo Clouded leopard is genetically distinct and a separate species from the mainland Asia Clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa).

Clouded leopards are native to Indochina, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Myanmar, Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, and Nepal. Clouded leopards were believed to be extinct in Nepal.

Clouded leopards are the most talented climbers among the cats.

Borneo Clouded Leopard
Borneo Clouded Leopard photographed by the Danau Girang Field Centre

the Danau Girang Field Centre

The Danau Girang Field Centre is a Research and training on tropical biodiversity facility managed by Cardiff University and Sabah Wildlife Department. You can read more about their work on their Facebook Page, Danau Girang Field Centre.

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