Crouching clouded leopard

Clouded leopard

Clouded leopards are very similar to the extinct sabre-toothed cats. In proportion to their body size, they have the longest canines of any cat. They are top forest predators capable of performing some amazing feats amongst the trees. Skills include running head-first down tree trunks, climbing around on the underside of branches and hanging upside down by their hind legs. Clouded leopards are widely - but very thinly - spread throughout southeast Asia.

Scientific name: Neofelis nebulosa

Rank: Species

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The Clouded leopard can be found in a number of locations including: Asia, China, Himalayas, Indian subcontinent. Find out more about these places and what else lives there.


The following habitats are found across the Clouded leopard distribution range. Find out more about these environments, what it takes to live there and what else inhabits them.

Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web

Conservation Status


  1. EX - Extinct
  2. EW
  3. CR - Threatened
  4. EN - Threatened
  5. VU - Threatened
  6. NT
  7. LC - Least concern

Population trend: Decreasing

Year assessed: 2008

Classified by: IUCN 3.1


  1. Life
  2. Animals
  3. Vertebrates
  4. Mammals
  5. Carnivora
  6. Cats
  7. Neofelis
  8. Clouded leopard