IUCN Status: Vulnerable
Howletts are one of the most successful breeders of clouded leopards in Europe and we hold the stud book for the species, keeping track of individuals in collections around the world and making breeding recommendations for the species.
We are currently home to 22 individuals at Howletts and you can spot them exploring the branches of their enclosures, or stalking through the undergrowth.
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Clouded leopards are shy and secretive, medium sized cats of Central and South East Asia. They are mainly nocturnal, feeding on primates, birds and small to medium sized mammals. Extremely agile and expert climbers, they have long bodies and relatively short legs with an enormous tail that equals their body length!