|Zoological name :||Neofelis nebulosa|
|Found In :||Corbett National Park, Namdhapha National Park and Manas National Park in India|
Physical appearance : Clouded Leopard is 55 - 110 cm long and weigh around 11 23 kg. It has cloud like markings all over its body. The clouds are darker inside. The coat is earthy brown in colour. It has longest canines measuring 4.4 cm. It has a thick tail which is as long as the body. The size of the tail is around 20 -30 inches. It has relatively short and rounded ears, which are black grayish from the back. It has short legs and broad paws. Clouded Leopard is a excellent climber.
Presence in India : Clouded Leopard are found in the North Eastern Part of India. It is easily spotted in the Corbett, Namdhapha and Manas National Park in India.
Habitat :Clouded Leopard prefers grass land, shrubs and dense tropical forest up to the height of 7,000 feet.
Diet : Clouded Leopard is carnivorous and feeds on deer, goats, wild pigs, reptiles, birds, monkeys, squirrels and wild boar. It mainly haunts on the ground at night.
Reproduction : Clouded leopard reach sexual maturity at about 2 years of age. Mating can occur throughout the year. The gestation period rests for 186 -93 days. Litters range from one to five cubs. Cubs are born blind and weigh around 140- 280 grams. Females are usually killed by the male leopards, while mating.
Conservation status : IUCN Vulnerable. Appendix 1 CITES. It is widely haunted for its fur, teeth and bones. Deforestation and habitat loss has also seriously declined the population of Clouded Leopard.
Lifespan : Clouded Leopard has the lifespan of about 11-17 years.