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Unformatted text preview: Clouded Leopard (Neofelis nebulosa) Description: The Clouded leopard is sometimes described as bridging the gap between large and small cats. The body is long with short legs and a long, bushy tail. The base coat varies in color from a pale to yellowish brown. There are two black bands on the cheeks and sides of the head. Ears are short, black and rounded with gray central patches. The body of the clouded leopard is covered with irregular dark stripes, spots and blotches. Blotches are darker in color than the background and are partially edged in black. The underside of the body is white with black spots. Black rings encircle the tail. There are reports in the literature of melanistic individuals. This leopard possesses relatively longer upper canine teeth (3.81-4.44 cm) than any other living feline. It does not roar like large cats but does possess an ossified hyoid making it possible for the cat to...
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- Spring '07