Saturday, July 08, 2006

Clouded Leopards of Big Cat Rescue

The distinctive cloud like markings give the Clouded Leopard his name.

This cat is very rare because the males tend to kill their females during mating. Even when defanged the males still often kill the females by crushing the vertibrae in their necks.

This causes a surplus of males with nowhere to go and that is where Big Cat Rescue steps in and provides a retirement home for these rare cats who have been removed from SSP breeding programs.