Habitat: Borneo, Sumatra, and the Batu Islands
The Sundaland Clouded Leopard made a splash in the press in 2006 when it was declared its own separate species from the mainland Clouded Leopard. Originally it had been dubbed a subspecies but after genetic testing it was confirmed the two are entirely distinct from one another.
The coat patterns of clouded leopards from Borneo and Sumatra differ from mainland animals by having smaller and darker cloud markings and a darker overall coat color.
Cheers to the “new” leopard!
*be sure to check out another rare Bornean cat here!