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2014-03-28 23:23:27

Denver Zoo is celebrating the birth of two clouded leopard cubs which were born March 14, the first births of their species at the Zoo. The unnamed cubs, a male and a female, are doing well now after zookeepers began steps to hand-raise them. Denver, CO (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 Denver Zoo is celebrating the birth of two clouded leopard cubs which were born March 14, the first births of their species at the Zoo. The unnamed cubs, a male and a female, are doing well now after zookeepers began...

Borneo Bay Can Caught On Camera
2013-11-05 11:09:11

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Using camera traps, ecologists in Borneo have captured images of the elusive bay cat (Pardofelis badia) in a heavily logged forest – an indication that threatened species can survive amidst intense human activity. According to the ecology team’s report in the journal PLOS ONE, their cameras were able to capture more images of this animal than ever before, along with evidence of four other wild cat species, in an area of forest...

First Snow Leopards Captured, Collared And Released In Afghanistan
2012-07-18 18:42:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online During a recent expedition two snow leopards were captured, fitted with satellite collars, and released for the first time in Afghanistan by a team of Wildlife Conservation Society conservationists and Afghan veterinarians conducting research. The team successfully captured and released the male snow leopards on May 27 and June 8 respectively. Each cat was weighed, measured, fitted with a Vectronix satellite collar, and DNA...

Snow Leopard Mother And Cubs Captured On Film In Mongolia
2012-07-15 08:06:06

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online For the first time ever, two dens with mother snow leopards and their cubs have been located, allowing an extraordinary look into the lives of these mysterious cats. Located in the Tost Mountains in Mongolia, these snow leopards have given scientists from Panthera and the Snow Leopard Trust (SLT) the experience of capturing the first footage of the intimacies between a mother and her cubs. Snow leopards are elusive and solitary...

Snow Leopards Thriving In Bhutan National Park
2012-02-15 12:12:05

[ Watch the Video ] A new joint survey by the Government of Bhutan and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) found that snow leopards are thriving in Bhutan's newest national park. The scientists have footage of snow leopards scent-marking and running around in a corridor between Jigme Dorji National Park in the West and Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary. WWF said this is the first pictorial evidence that snow leopards are thriving in Wangchuck Centennial Park. Field biologists captured over...

2012-02-14 13:40:00

The first ever snow leopard prey survey in Bhutan´s newest national park -- a joint program of the Government of Bhutan and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) -- revealed astonishing footage of snow leopards scent-marking, a sub-adult snow leopard, Tibetan wolf, threatened Himalayan serow, musk deer and a healthy population of blue sheep, the main food source for snow leopards. This is the first pictorial evidence that snow leopards are thriving in Wangchuck Centennial Park, a vital snow...

Himalayan Snow Leopard Numbers Less Than Previously Thought
2011-11-28 13:14:35

The elusive snow leopard (Panthera uncia) lives high in the mountains across Central Asia. Despite potentially living across 12 countries the actual numbers of this beautiful large cat are largely unknown. It is thought that there might be somewhere between 350 and 500 distributed across Nepal's northern frontier. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Research Notes has used genetic analysis to show that the numbers of snow leopards in the central Himalayas is...

2011-11-24 08:00:00

The Snow Leopard Trust, a Seattle based wildlife conservation organization has reached the finals of the BBC World Challenge. The Snow Leopard Trust and two other finalists received the most votes from worldwide supporters of the 12 organizations selected to compete. By reaching the finals, the Trust will receive a minimum prize of $10,000 for conservation of the endangered snow leopard. The final results will be announced during an event televised by BBC World News on December 3rd. Seattle,...

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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2011-01-24 08:00:00

Recent tests have proven a long-held belief that Borneo's Sunda clouded leopard is a different subspecies from its Indonesian relative, according to scientists. The two subspecies of Sunda leopard -- which was only identified as its own species in 2007 -- must now be managed separately, said a report by Andreas Wilting from the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research and researchers from the Sabah wildlife and forestry departments. "The Sunda clouded leopard in Borneo and Sumatra is...


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Sunda Clouded Leopard
2013-04-29 15:05:58

The Sunda clouded leopard or the Sundaland clouded leopard (Neofelis diardi) is wildcat that can be found in Sumatra and Borneo. Its preferred habitat in Borneo occurs in lowland rainforests and possibly logged forests at an elevation below 4,900 feet. In Sumatra, it occurs in montane forests with abundant hills. There is not much information recorded about the Sunda leopard, because it is too elusive to study, but it is thought to be a solitary creature that hunts on the ground and uses...

American Lion, Panthera leo atrox or P. atrox
2012-04-26 06:05:05

The American lion (Panthera leo atrox or P. atrox) is also known as the North American lion, American cave lion, or Naegele’s giant jaguar. It is an extinct species that was native to North America and the northwestern parts of South America during the Pleistocene era. It lived up to eleven thousand years ago. During the last interglacial period in North America (the Sangamonian Stage), the American lion’s range included the Americas south of Alaska. The earliest fossils of these big cats...

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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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2007-01-19 14:10:24

The snow leopard (Uncia uncia or Panthera uncia), sometimes known as the ounce, is a large cat native to the mountain ranges of central and south Asia. The taxonomic position of this species has been subject to change. In the past, many taxonomists included the snow leopard in the genus Panthera, with several of the other largest felids. It was later placed in its own genus, Uncia. However, most recent molecular studies place the species firmly within the genus Panthera, although the exact...

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2007-01-19 14:04:09

The clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa, Neofelis diardi) is a medium-sized cat. It is 2ft to 3ft 6 in (60 to 110 cm) long and weighs between 25 to 44 lb (11 and 20 kg). It has a tan or tawny coat. It is distinctively marked with large, irregularly shaped, dark-edged ellipses. These ellipses are shaped like clouds, hence both its common and original scientific name. Because of its distinct skull structure, it is considered sufficiently different to be the only member of its genus. The...

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