Sunda Clouded Leopard

Sunda clouded leopard

Scientific Name: Neofelis diardi

The Sunda clouded leopard, known as the “tree tiger” or “branch tiger” in Indonesia, has been classified as a Vulnerable species by the IUCN. The cat inhabits Borneo and Sumatra, usually in hilly and forest areas. It is estimated that there are less than 10,000 Sunda clouded leopards living in the wild, with a decreasing population.

Physical Appearance

The Sunda clouded leopard weighs between 26 to 55 lbs. and is considered a medium-sized cat compared to other wild cats. The cat has long teeth – around 2 inches in length, and a long tail, and uneven shaped oval markings with dark edges.

Hunting & Prey

Sunda clouded leopard prey includes deer, pigs, civets, monkeys, porcupine and fish.

Conservation Issues

A key conservation issue for the Sunda clouded leopard is loss of habitat due to deforestation. More than 10% of lowland forests have been lost in the region over the past ten years. In many cases, forest destruction has been caused by an increase in oil palm plantations.

Sunda Clouded Leopard Conservation Groups

Groups working on Sunda clouded leopard protection and conservation projects.

Tweet about this on Twitter0Share on Facebook0Share on Google+0Share on LinkedIn0Pin on Pinterest131Share on Reddit0Share on StumbleUpon0Share on TumblrDigg thisEmail this to someone

Leave a Reply

7 Comments on "Sunda Clouded Leopard"

Notify of
avatar

Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted
Emily Smith
Guest
Emily Smith
3 years 6 months ago

i think this website is really good if you don’t know that many cats or if your doing an assignment like I’m doing one about big cats :)

Maria Fe Alvaez
Guest
Maria Fe Alvaez
3 years 3 months ago
Hi! First let me tell you that I love your page!! <3 I was looking for a list to decide which of all the big wild cats was my favourite and quite frankly I love them all. I´ve been a big fan of felines my whole life, I have a cat that is now 14 years old. I think that we grew together (I was only 7 when we got him) and my passion for felines has only grown with the years. Hope the very best for you and your website <3 one more thing: check the first paragraph, the… Read more »
Panthera partha
Guest
2 years 10 months ago
The 1st word I say you that I am the big fan of Sundaland Clouded Leopard.A very innocent species of Big Cat that are live in the Rain forest of Borneo.And now it is a red listed Endangered species. It’s happen because of us .We destroy and kill them for their valuable fur. And now it’s our duty to protect them. I seen Sundaland Clouded leopard in the deep forest of Wehea and Mulu National park.It’s a very amazing big cat.And completely harmless species of big cat.I think they never attack to any human.But their canine teeth is very large… Read more »
HI
Guest
HI
2 years 3 months ago

It would be a bit easier to research if the types of information and headings on each type of cat were consistent. It’s harder to compare them with differing headings. Some descriptions of appearances are in the intro while others have their own headings, it really does make a difference to lazy viewers like myself to find exactly what we’re looking for.

rick zaayman
Guest
rick zaayman
1 year 9 months ago

Hello BigCatsWildCats! I love your site, and I have been a huge admirer and fan of wild cats all my life. They personify beauty, grace, power, and independence. Cats are specialists, and although they can’t adapt their diet to include vegetation, they remain apex predators and true carnivores. Here in South Africa, we have been blessed with an abundance of wild and big cats, although poaching and hunting ” canned lions ” have reduced their populations adversely. I wish you all the best of luck with this website, and may you educate millions of people regarding our feline family.

wpDiscuz