Drive carefully at night!

You never know a Pangolin or another animal, in this case a Clouded Leopard (Neofelis diardi borneensis), might be crossing and you might accidentally kill it because animals are not like humans who look left and right and then cross.

In summary:

  • Specimen: Clouded Leopard
  • Young adult (with milk teeth still intact)
  • 166cm snout to tip of tail (actual measurement)
  • Approximately 20kg
  • Collector: Iena

Broken ribs and right lung punctured due to impact with the oncoming car.

Country Brunei Darussalam

Thank you Iena for making sure its death did not go in vain. Body parts were donated to UBD and a local Vocational school.

Source: 1StopBorneo Wildlife

Malaysia: Hunters of Clouded Leopard tracked down thanks to Facebook faux pas
12th December 2015;

Three hunters landed in deep trouble when a Facebook posting of one of them posing with a dead Sunda Clouded Leopard (Neofelis diardi) went viral recently.

The long arm of the law finally caught up with them in Kapit last week when Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) Sibu dispatched their Swift Wildlife Action Team (SWAT) December 8 after earlier investigative work had identified the probable perpetrators of the offence.

All three men had since admitted to involvement in the hunting incident that led to the killing of the Sunda Clouded Leopard, which is a ‘Totally Protected’ animal in Sarawak.

“One of the hunters, a man in his 30s, had admitted to pulling the trigger and killing the Sunda Clouded Leopard, before disposing of the animal’s carcass in a nearby river. Statements have been recorded from all three men involved and the case has been handed over to the Forest Department for further investigation,” said the SFC in a press statement.

Under the Wildlife Protection Ordinance, 1998, killing a totally protected animal is a serious offense punishable by imprisonment of up to 5 years and fine of up to RM50,000.

Source: The Borneo Post