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Sunda Clouded Leopard (Neofelis diardi diardi )



Way Panago.

Conservation Status

Endangered (IUCN 3.1)

Appendix I

On Sumatra it appears to be more abundant in hilly, mountain areas, whereas on Borneo it also occurs in lowland rainforest (perhaps because  there are  no  tigers on  Borneo).  It  is  forest- dependent, and does not go deep into plantations (oil palm, etc), although it can be found, perhaps at lower density, in logged forest. Records on Borneo are below 1,500 m. Occurs higher in Sumatra. From  local  hunters,  collected  reports  of  clouded leopards with kills of a wide variety of prey, including young sambar deer, barking deer, mouse deer, bearded pig, palm civet, gray leaf monkey, fish and porcupine.

It is strongly arboreal. The encounter rate for clouded leopards  increased  significantly  when  camera  traps were set along narrow ridges or in places where animals would  have  difficulty  moving  arboreal.  In  level  or undulating  terrain  clouded  leopards  were  seldom  if ever photographed, suggesting that the species does move  about  in  trees,  although  from  tracks  they  are known to travel along logging roads and trails.


Indonesia (Sumatera)