clouded leopard

noun

cloud·​ed leopard ˈklau̇-dəd- How to pronounce clouded leopard (audio)
: 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

Examples of clouded leopard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This includes the clouded leopard, black-footed cat, fennec fox, vampire bats and aardvarks. Grace Tucker, The Enquirer, 15 Mar. 2024 The new habitat is also home to two species that have never been on display at the Fort Worth Zoo — the clouded leopard and the African leopard. Harriet Ramos, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 22 June 2023 In one instance, a clouded leopard named Nova escaped from her enclosure. Nicole Lopez, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 10 Feb. 2024 The man accused of stealing two emperor tamarin monkeys from the Dallas Zoo is also linked with the tampering of the zoo’s clouded leopard and langur monkey exhibits, authorities said Friday. Melissa Chan, NBC News, 3 Feb. 2023 The young clouded leopard can be seen on a live stream from the Nashville Zoo. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 25 Aug. 2023 Days later, police arrested 24-year-old Davion Irvin, who was charged with one count of burglary and six counts of animal cruelty — three for each monkey – and one burglary charge in relation to the escape of a clouded leopard named Nova, who was discovered missing Jan. 13. CBS News, 14 Feb. 2023 Irvin has been accused of taking two emperor tamarin monkeys from their habitat and also linked with the tampering of the zoo's clouded leopard and langur monkey exhibits, police said Friday. David K. Li, NBC News, 4 Feb. 2023 Nashville Zoo Welcomes Clouded Leopard Cub Twins — See Photos Last month, the Nashville Zoo received from a private source a male clouded leopard cub from the Oklahoma City Zoo, along with two females. Nicholas Rice, Peoplemag, 17 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of clouded leopard was in 1903

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“Clouded leopard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clouded%20leopard. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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