Clouded Leopard

Clouded Leopard

Photo Credit: Vera Kratochvil

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Name: Clouded Leopard

Class: Mammal

Origin: Southeast Asia & The Himalayas

Habitat: Evergreen Rainforests, Dry Woodlands & Mangrove Swamps.

Size: 65cm-95cm & 12kg-25kg

Speed: 40mph

Diet: Rodents, Monkeys & Deer

Predators: Tigers, Leopards & Humans

Attack/Defense: Clouded leopards climb trees to hide from predators and stalk there prey.

Conservation Status: Vulnerable

Life Expectancy: 15 years

fascinating facts

Despite their name clouded leopards are not actually closely related to leopards at all and are thought to be a link between the big cats and small cats.

 


Clouded leopards have the biggest teeth to skull ratio of any carnivore.

 


They are incredible climbers with the ability to climb upside down and hang from branches using only there hind legs.

 

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