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Watch: Rare Sundaland Clouded Leopard on Film for First Time

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The Sundaland clouded leopard of Borneo has been caught on video for the first time, AFP reports:

"The leopard, a healthy-looking animal a metre long (3 feet) and weighing about 40 kilos (90 pounds) was caught on video at night at the Dermakot Forest Reserve in Malaysian Borneo's Sabah state. The Sundaland clouded leopard was classified as a new species through genetic studies several years ago and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature designated it as endangered in 2008."

Said Azlan Mohamed, a field scientist with University Sabah Malaysia: 'What surprised us was that while clouded leopards are very elusive cats, this one was not scared at all. Despite our powerful spot lights and the roar of our vehicle's engine, it walked around our vehicle calmly. It is rare to see the big cat in the wild. These cats are usually shy of humans, it was by chance we caught it on video."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. I'm sure it won't be long now before some third-world wombturd finds it and kills it.

    Posted by: Jason | Feb 15, 2010 10:37:04 PM


  2. ...and makes a FAAAAAAABlous coat out of it for Johnny Weir

    Posted by: ABandy | Feb 15, 2010 10:49:39 PM


  3. Thank goodness for technology. I work during the day, but at night I get to see what's on the runway, what's going on in politics (Thank goodness for Rachel Maddow!), and I get to see this elusive cat. Scary how small the world is.

    Posted by: Kenny | Feb 16, 2010 1:24:05 AM


  4. Asians are salivating and some bitch on the UES's pussy is wet thinking about killing and eating/wearing it.

    Posted by: Shane | Feb 16, 2010 9:04:41 AM


  5. I think we must take seriously about illegal logging which happen in Borneo's forest. We wouldn't this Sundaland legacy disappear cause by human greed.

    Posted by: sundalander | Nov 9, 2010 11:47:30 PM


  6. These truly are amazing creatures, and every effort should be made to protect them in their own habitat.

    Posted by: Clouded Leopard | Feb 10, 2011 12:54:25 AM


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