clouded leopard

noun cloud·ed leopard \ ˈklau̇-dəd- \
|Updated on: 22 May 2018

Definition of clouded leopard

: either of two medium-sized, often arboreal cats (Neofelis nebulosa of mainland southeast Asia and N. diardi of Borneo and Sumatra) that are grayish to yellowish with darker irregular rings, ovals, and rosettes
  • … new analysis shows the clouded leopards of Borneo (and also Sumatra) are a bit darker than their mainland cousins, with smaller cloud-shaped markings.
  • —Helen Fields

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