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Rare jungle cat filmed for only the second time!

A biologist on vacation in Malaysian Borneo caught one of the world's rarest cats on video for only the second time, reports the BBC.

Jyrki Hokkanen, a Finnish biologist, in August filmed a wild Sunda clouded leopard (Neofelis diardi) in Danum Valley, an area of protected rainforest in Sabah. He was on a night walk with his wife and guide when the group spotted the eye-shine of the cat.

The biggest threat to the Sunda clouded leopard is conversion of rainforests into oil palm plantations. Poaching is a further danger to the species in some areas.


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