|“||Just remember to never growl at a clouded leopard. We don't like it.||”|
Clouded Leopards has the ventral side and limbs are marked with large, black ovals. Two solid black bars run from behind the ears along the back of the neck down to the shoulder blades and the bushy, thick tail is ringed in black. In juveniles, lateral spots are solid, not clouded. Clouded leopards are masters at hiding, and also have the longest canines of any modern-day felid (also called the modern-day sabertooth).
Clouded Leopards live in the rainforests and Himalayan foothills of South-Southeast Asia and China. The survival of the subspecies in Taiwan has been greatly debated. Clouded Leopards are carnivores, they eat Deer, birds, monkeys, porcupines, pigs and goats. Clouded Leopards are good climbers and are able to climb upside down and hanging up due to their strong back legs and stability. They along with the Diard’s cat (Neofelis diardi) are a sister genus to the Panthera genus and are more closely related to tigers and snow leopards then any other Panthera felid.
Notable Clouded Leopards in The Lion Guard