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Clouded leopard: first film of new asia big cat species


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Geplaatst op 10 februari 2010 - 10:39

Clouded leopard: First film of new Asia big cat species


The Sundaland clouded leopard, a recently described new species of big cat, has been caught on camera. The film, the first footage of the cat in the wild to be made public, has been released by scientists working in the Dermakot Forest Reserve in Malaysia.

The Sundaland clouded leopard, only discovered to be a distinct species three years ago, is one of the least known and elusive of all cat species.

Two more rare cats, the flat-headed cat and bay cat, were also photographed.

Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife ResearchDetails of the discoveries are published in the latest issue of Cat News, the newsletter of the Cat Specialist Group of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

"Clouded leopards are one of the most elusive cats. They are very hardly ever encountered and almost no detailed study about their ecology has been conducted," says Mr Andreas Wilting of the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research in Berlin, Germany.


Bron: BBC

Lees verder: http://news.bbc.co.u...000/8505785.stm
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