Bornean Clouded Leopard

Posted on March 15, 2007  Comments (2)

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Borneo’s clouded leopard identified as new cat species:

Scientists have discovered that the clouded leopard found on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra is an entirely new species of cat. The secretive rainforest animal was originally thought to be the same species as the one found in mainland South-east Asia. The news comes just a few weeks after a WWF report showed that scientists had identified at least 52 new species of animals and plants over the past year on Borneo.

Photo: WWF-Canon / Alain Compost

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