Clouded Leopard (Neofelis nebulosa)
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Cat Name
Clouded Leopard
What They Look Like
Clouded Leopards are fairly easy to identify by the large blotchy clouds of spots and color on their fur.

They are however extremely similar to the Sunda Leopard, with the following distinctions:

"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."

Reference: "New Species Declared: Clouded Leopard On Borneo And Sumatra", ScienceDaily, March 15, 2007.
Where They Live
Endangered Status
Population Decreasing
Closest Relatives
Snow Leopard
Sunda Clouded Leopard
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Felidae
Genus: Neofelis
Species: Neofelis nebulosa
Neofelis nebulosa brachyura
Neofelis nebulosa macrosceloides
Neofelis nebulosa nebulosa
Updated July 2009
References: IUCN Red List and the Integrated Taxonomic Information System

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