Rare clouded-leopard spotted in Nagaland forests

(Photo by WPSI)

Rare clouded-leopard spotted in Nagaland forests

Rare clouded-leopard spotted in Nagaland forests

Found roaming at an altitude of 3700 meters along Indo-Myanmar border

New Delhi, Jan. 7 (Delhi Crown): Researchers have spotted a mysterious clouded-leopard for the first time in Nagaland mountains at an altitude of 3,700 meters along the Indo-Myanmar border.

The clouded leopards have short, powerful legs equipped with rotating rear ankles. They are known to be avid climbers.

The images of the rare leopard species were captured in the camera trap laid by researchers.

The findings have been published in the Winter 2021 issue of the Cat News, a biannual newsletter by the IUCN/Species Survival Commission (SSC) Cat Specialist Group.

The research was led by a Delhi-based Non-Profit Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI) in forests spread in the 65 sq. km area.

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