The Clouded Leopard is just one of the big cats that is an endangered species. All of the big cats still in the wild are endangered. The numbers of wildcats are devastatingly low and there are just too many poachers killing them for profit.
If there was no market for the fur, the paws and other parts of these gorgeous creatures there would be no reason for the poachers to continue to kill them. Sadly not enough people realize or even care about this. My lens is about just one of these beautiful animals, the Clouded Leopard.
I love all animals but this particular cat is a real beauty. A fine fur coat of black and tan a unique pattern that give it the name Clouded Leopard. These animals are so majestic, it is sad to see the fate that is upon them. They are not quite extinct but at one time it was thought to be that way. I hate to think of a world where the only wild animals are in zoos. A song by the group ELP ( Emerson Lake and Palmer ) makes me think of this future we are forming. The song is Karn Evil 9. Some of the words are "Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends
We're so glad you could attend
Come inside! Come inside!
There behind a glass is a real blade of grass
be careful as you pass."
I can't get the thought of a blade of grass being so rare.
National Geographic has this animals status as vulnerable
Body, 2 to 3 ft (.6 to .9 m); Tail, up to 3 ft (.9 m)
Weighs up to 50 lbs (22.7 kg)
Karn Evil 9
Video by Emerson Lake and Palmer
Extinction was their fate
I am a lover of all animals. I was shocked to hear that these beautiful cats were considered extinct at one point. but luck was on their side. Being a very isolated lone animal they were not seen for a long time. Then in 1988 four were sighted. They will more than likely end up extinct and this is a sad thing to happen with species after species. They are not going extinct because of the "circle of nature" but because man. The cats are hunted and their habitat is being taken.
Book you must read
If you are against the way animals are poached for some of the stupidest reasons now you can find out what is being done about it.
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I love the markings on this beautiful cat and was unaware of the fact that they were thought to be extinct at one time. It would be so sad if such a magnificent creature were to just no longer be on this earth. I for one am a contributer to WWF and give what I can to this great organization. I wish I could talk about these big cats from experience but my only experience is what I have seen on television or read. To find out more about the plight of the Clouded Leopard you can visit National Geographic and the Clouded Leopard
Adopt a Clouded Leopard - World Wildlife Fund
You may not be able to adopt an actual Clouded Leopard but you can help this beautiful species. World Wildlife does amazing things to help all the animals in danger while telling the public about the problems specific to each species. This is one more way you can easily donate to a specific species and have a memory of that animal for your home.
- $25 Clouded Leopard Adoption Kit includes:
Adoption Certificate and Photo at World Wildlife Fund
Clouded Leopard Print
Clouded Leopard on DA by asymons
Gorgeuos Stuffed Toys
Beautiful Clouded Leopards for your kids. These make wonderful gifts. The life like look of the cats is amazing. They are sure to be the center of conversation and the love of a little boy or girl ....
Life of a Clouded Leopard - In pictures
Two Clouded Leopard clubs were born at the Smithsonian National Zoo early February 2013. Photos from teeny tiny cubs to a magnificent adult wildcats. This is the second litter for mother Sita and father Ta Moon, who had another set of twins in 2011. The Smithsonian Zoo are hand raising these two adorable babies. They are beyond cute and growing in leaps and bounds with the continued attention of a great staff.
Baby Clouded Leopards
Microsoft Kinectimals Plush Bornean Clouded Leopard
This is a cool toy.
Jakks Pacific Microsoft Kinectimals Plush Toys
*7 inch Plush Animals that have Kinect Scan and Unlock Technology
*Each plush animal comes with a KINECT scan code that unlocks an ingame animal just like your plush as well as immersive characterbased experience
*KINECT technology allows you to interact dynamically (voice & body motion) with your unlocked animal in a free play, minigames, adventures and more!
*Unlock more animals to customize your ingame environment
The Beauty of Nature - an animal awareness video
I made this video in the hopes of making more people aware of the animals and ecology that needs their understanding. I hope you will share this video with your friends.
New Link List
- Clouded Leopard | Basic Facts About Clouded Leopards | Defenders of Wildlife
Learn about the size, diet, population, range, behavior and other fascinating facts about clouded leopards.
- WWF - Clouded Leopards
Conservation of threatened animals and endangered species. Sustainable management of their forests, seas, grasslands and mountains...
- Clouded leopards declared extinct in Taiwan
After more than a decade of in the field study, there has been no evidence of the rare and majestic leopard.