clouded leopard

noun
cloud·​ed leopard | \ ˈklau̇-dəd- How to pronounce clouded leopard (audio) \

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

Examples of clouded leopard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another creature that shares the same habitat as the giant panda is the clouded leopard. Rebecca Cairns; Video By Hazel Pfeifer, CNN, 10 May 2022 Koseda's project will initially focus on five recently extinct animals: the baiji dolphin, the Pyrenean ibex, the West African black rhino, the Formosan clouded leopard and the Caribbean monk seal. Amarachi Orie, CNN, 5 Nov. 2021 The clouded leopard cub was born on Aug. 6 after a 90-day gestation period, ABC affiliate KOCO News 5 reports. Greta Bjornson, PEOPLE.com, 17 Aug. 2021 Zoo Atlanta will use its doses to vaccinate its Bornean and Sumatran orangutans, Sumatran tigers, African lions, and clouded leopard. Cailey Rizzo, Travel + Leisure, 13 Sep. 2021 For now, the zoo has no long-term plans to grow its clouded leopard population. Dallas News, 12 Sep. 2021 The arrival of a female clouded leopard kitten is brightening up the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden. Greta Bjornson, PEOPLE.com, 17 Aug. 2021 The study has captured 6 million camera trap photographs -- including more than 250 animal species -- to understand the clouded leopard's habitat. Sasha Fairhead, CNN, 26 July 2021 Those species range from the clouded leopard (above left) to the giant panda (right) to the world’s last 30 Hainan black crested gibbons. Glenna Gordon, National Geographic, 3 Sep. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of clouded leopard

1903, in the meaning defined above

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5 Jun 2022

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“Clouded leopard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clouded%20leopard. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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