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Clouded leopard
Clouded Leopard
(Neofelis nebulosa)

Listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red list, Clouded Leopards are considered the smallest "big" cat, weighing in at only 30-50 pounds full-grown.  A tree-dweller,  they have short legs, big feet, and long tails, to help their balance  and climbing skills.  Native to the Himilayan foothills, Southeast Asia and China, Clouded Leopards have a wide  range in tropical Asia, but are increasingly threatened by high rates of  deforestation and poaching for their pelts.  They get their  name from their unusual pattern of spots.  They also have the longest  canine teeth relative to body size of any cat.  Difficult to breed in  captivity, partly because the male often accidentally kills the female  while breeding.
Sex: Female
Born: March 12, 2011
Arrived at EFBC: April 2012 from Tanganyika Wildlife Park
Fun Fact: While small in size, Kyoke chuffs just like a tiger!
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