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2010-05-04 08:54:00

MANAS, India, May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two clouded leopard cubs have been radio-collared and returned to the wild by the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC), the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org), and its partner the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI). This is the first known instance of clouded leopards being rehabilitated and radio-collared in India. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100504/DC98401) The radio collars will help rehabilitators...

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2009-07-23 12:42:47

On Thursday, Bangladeshi conservationists said that the discovery of a rare leopard captured by villagers in the southeast part of the county renewed hopes for the survival of the critically endangered species. Chief executive of Wildlife Trust of Bangladesh, professor Anwarul Islam, said that the thee-month old clouded leopard cub was released back into the wild. He said that for the past three weeks, villagers in the remote Chittagong Hill Tracts region, which borders Myanmar and Mizoram...

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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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2008-06-27 06:22:23

Snow leopards in Afghanistan have barely survived extinction despite three decades of war, but now they're facing a new threat: foreigners who are flocking in to rebuild the war-torn country. Snow leopard furs are a common sight up for sale on both international military bases and at tourist bazaars in the capital. Afghanistan has had a complete hunting ban on the few remaining snow leopards since 2002. Extremely poor Afghans regularly break poaching laws to sell the pelts as pricey...

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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...

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2006-08-08 16:15:00

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- An orphaned snow leopard cub found in the Himalayas will be taken to the Bronx Zoo to support a captive breeding program for the endangered wild cat, officials said Tuesday. A shepherd discovered the leopard, then only 7 weeks old, in July 2005 in the remote mountains of Pakistan's Naltar Valley after its mother and other cubs were killed. The cub was too young to be reintroduced into the wild. Under a U.S.-Pakistani agreement, the 55-pound cub was handed over to the...

2006-01-24 08:00:00

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent FRONT ROYAL, Virginia (Reuters) - Zoe purrs and grunts when she hears women talking. Just like any house cat wanting her ears scratched, she rubs against the chain-link fence invitingly. But Zoe, who lives at the Smithsonian National Zoo's Conservation and Research Center in Front Royal, Virginia, is no kitty cat; she's a rare clouded leopard. And the specialists at the center are among the few animal experts in the world who have been able to...

2006-01-24 08:25:00

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent FRONT ROYAL, Virginia -- Zoe purrs and grunts when she hears women talking. Just like any house cat wanting her ears scratched, she rubs against the chain-link fence invitingly. But Zoe, who lives at the Smithsonian National Zoo's Conservation and Research Center in Front Royal, Virginia, is no kitty cat; she's a rare clouded leopard. And the specialists at the center are among the few animal experts in the world who have been able to get...


Latest Pantherinae Reference Libraries

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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