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Clouded Leopard



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One of the very few clouded leopard pictures taken by camera traps in Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary within northeastern Cambodia's Eastern Plains Landscape
© GDANCP / WWF-Cambodia

Key Facts

  • Common Name

    Clouded Leopard

  • Scientific Name

    Neofelis nebulosa

  • Status

    In Cambodia: Endangered; IUCN: Vulnerable; CITES: Appendix I

    IUCN Red List Entry

  • Body Length

    60 - 90cm

  • Weight

    15 - 23kg

  • Did you know?

    So elusive that it has only very rarely been observed and most of what is known on this species comes from captive individuals

The clouded leopard is a reclusive, nocturnal cat that spends most of its time up in trees; its ecology is largely unknown. Even though there are only few observations in Cambodia, the presence of this enigmatic carnivore has been confirmed by camera traps in the Eastern Plains Landscape of Cambodia’s Mondulkiri province. Like most cats, the clouded leopard is under threat due to hunting for the wildlife trade and loss of its habitat, the evergreen forest.