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WWF Cameras Catch 5 Rare Wildcats On Film
2011-11-17 13:19:05

The WWF said that its survey in the forest Bukit Tigapuluh (Thirty Hills) in Indonesia has captured five rare wild cat species on camera. The survey captured the Sumatran tiger, clouded leopard, marble cat, golden cat, and leopard cat on camera. All of the wild cats were found in an unprotected forest corridor between the Bukit Tigapuluh forest landscape and the Rimbang Baling Wildlife sanctuary in Riau Province. "Four of these species are protected by Indonesian Government...

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2010-02-16 06:49:36

A newly identified and rare species of big cat in Borneo has been caught on film for the first time. The Sundaland clouded leopard was caught on video at night at the Dermakot Forest Reserve in Malaysian Borneo's Sabah state.  "What surprised us was that while clouded leopards are very elusive cats, this one was not scared at all," said Azlan Mohamed, a field scientist with University Sabah Malaysia. "Despite our powerful spot lights and the roar of our vehicle's engine, it walked...

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2008-08-18 09:20:00

Images of a clouded leopard spotted in Borneo's Sebangua National Park have researchers scratching their heads, since cats have not been caught there before. Researchers say motion-activated cameras have captured amazing images of the leopards' presence, which they say proves the need to protect the region's habitat. The National Park is one of the world's largest deep peat-swap forests. However, it's at risk from illegal logging and forest fires. The recorded images are helping a team of...

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2007-03-14 21:00:00

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- The clouded leopard of Borneo - discovered to be an entirely new species - is the latest in a growing list of animals and plants unique to the Southeast Asian country's rainforest and underscores the need to preserve the area, conservationists said Thursday. Genetic tests by researchers at the U.S. National Cancer Institute revealed that the clouded leopard of Borneo and Sumatra islands is a unique cat species and not the same one found in mainland Southeast Asia as...


Latest Bornean Clouded Leopard Reference Libraries

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2008-08-07 10:07:47

The Bornean Clouded Leopard (Neofelis diardi), is a medium-sized wild cat found on Borneo, Sumatra and the Batu Islands in the Malay Archipelago. It was previously also found in Java, but no specimens have been recorded there since Neolithic times. Their preferred habitat is tropical and subtropical forest at altitudes up to about 6,500 ft. The habits of the Bornean Clouded Leopard are largely unknown because of the animal's secretive nature. It is assumed that it is generally a solitary...

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