New Leopard Species Caught on Film

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The Sundaland clouded leopard, a little understood species of leopard located in Borneo, has been filmed for the first time. It was only classified as a separate species a few years ago, and listed as endangered in 2008.
The leopard, a healthy-looking animal a metre long (3 feet) and weighing about 40 kilos (90 pounds) was caught on video at night at the Dermakot Forest Reserve in Malaysian Borneo's Sabah state.

"What surprised us was that while clouded leopards are very elusive cats, this one was not scared at all," said Azlan Mohamed, a field scientist with University Sabah Malaysia.

"Despite our powerful spot lights and the roar of our vehicle's engine, it walked around our vehicle calmly," he told AFP.

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“Despite our powerful spot lights and the roar of our vehicle’s engine, it walked around our vehicle calmly"

Perhaps its endangered status is due in part to a lack of fear of things that most animals steer clear of. Like humans.
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