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A powerful and robust build, short legs, large feet, and a long tail allow the clouded leopard to expertly navigate the forest canopy. It is able to climb down tree trunks headfirst, travel across horizontal branches while hanging beneath them, and hang from branches with its hind feet.

clouded leopard looking at the camera

Did You Know?

My What Big Teeth You Have: The clouded leopard has the longest canines relative to body size of any cat, enabling it to catch relatively large prey.

Quick Facts

Latin Name:
Neofelis nebulosa

Southeastern Asia

Forest, grassland, and wetland

2 to 3.5 ft

13 yrs

Zoo Location:
Night Hunters

Primates, deer, wild boar, porcupines, small mammals, and birds

Risk Status:
Species at Risk (IUCN—Vulnerable)