Up Close: The Amazingly Beautiful Clouded Leopard!

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Clouded Leopard

credit: Wikipedia

I've always been a fan of the big cats - lions, tigers, panthers, jaguars, cougars, leopards - and today I'd like to share with you some photos of one of my favorites, the Clouded Leopard (latin name: Neofelis nebulosa).

They are native from Southeast Asia, with total numbers estimated to be less than 10,000, with no single population bigger than 1,000. Since 2008 they've been considered a 'vulnerable' species by the IUCN.

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