Monday, December 10, 2012

Clouded Leopards of Borneo: VIDEO (BBC Nature)

Rare cat filmed up close in Borneo

A Sunda clouded leopard is filmed up close (copyright Jyrki Hokkanen)

One of the world's most rare and elusive cats, the Sunda clouded leopard of Malaysia, has been filmed up close.

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A biologist holidaying in Malaysia has captured unique footage of a young female leopard resting in the forest.

Previously, this top predator has only been filmed fleetingly and at a distance, with the first wild footage to be made public captured in 2010.

The Sunda clouded leopard was only discovered to be a distinct species in 2007.

Experts say the footage is extraordinary, believing it to be the only close-up film of the cat in the wild.


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