Mar 172007

Out of the blue there’s a brand new species of a cat. And the species is not the same caliber as the recent new mammals (maxing out at the size of a rat), but a predator that clocks in at more than 20 kilos.

The Bornean Clouded Leopard is even more secretive than its relative (whose subspecies it was till last week). Not much is known of these cats, and they are far from common in zoos. Saw a clouded leopard last fall in Sinpagore’s Night Safari, but the enclosure was dark enough to prevent any attempts at photography.

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