Brigade logo
Now there’s a better way to shape the issues that matter
Upgrade to Brigade for all-new petitions, discussions, and more
from the team that brought you Causes.
Upgrade to Brigade

Back to Save Borneo!

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.


to comment