Tuesday, 7 November 2017

NEWSLINK: On the trail of Sabah’s elusive clouded leopards

Clouded leopard.jpgA wild Sunda clouded leopard trapped and fitted with a satellite collar by conservationists in Sabah’s east coast Kinabatangan will provide vital data to the elusive big cat in the area.


The male leopard weighing 24.75kg was captured in one of the purpose-built traps placed along the Kinabatangan River on Saturday.


It was collared as part of an intensive satellite-collaring programme to study the animal in the fragile Kinabatangan landscape.


The project by the Sabah Wildlife Dep­artment (SWD), WildCRU (Oxford University) and Danau Girang Field Centre (DGFC) focuses on research and conservation of the leopard.

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