Monday, January 18, 2010

More Clouded Leopards Identified in Borneo Project

Andy Hearn and Joanna Ross report that they have identified another individual Sunda clouded leopard through their camera trapping study in Sabah, Borneo's Tabin National Park. Through their photos, they can now identify at least 6 males and 2 females within their study area.

Andy and Jo have compiled a photo comparison of the cats to illustrate the unique spot pattern each has - the method by which the researchers identify individual animals. They note that they are seeing less variability in the coats of Tabin's cats and wonder if this may be a result of reduced genetic variability in the population.

For more information, visit their blog post.


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