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Neofelis nebulosa

Neofelis nebulosa or the clouded leopard (雲豹) is a medium sized cat weighing up to 30 kilograms.

It ranges through southern China, the eastern Himalayas, through south-east Asia, and the Indonesian archipelago. This species has proportionately the longest canine teeth[?] of any living feline.

It is a tree dweller, and like the margay of South America exhibits an agility comparable to that of squirrels. A favoured hunting tactic is to drop on its prey from the trees. Its secretive habits make it difficult to estimate its population. It is a protected animal in most of the countries that it inhabits, and it is vulnerable throughout to deforestation and hunters for both the fur and chinese medicinal values.



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