Little Rock Zoological Gardens One Jonesboro Dr. Little Rock,
Phone: (501) 666-2406 www.littlerockzoo.com
My name is Kuala. I am a beautiful 16 year old clouded leopard. My strikingly gorgeous pattern reminds people of clouds. As an older girl I took up painting late in life. My keepers think this is a great activity for me in my senior years. I must confess I do enjoy it, especially when I receive a reward for my efforts. I also like lounging in a hut and hunting for squirrels
The World Famous San Diego Zoo is currently the home to three clouded leopards. A male, Norman, and 2 females, Kya and Kilat. Norman was born on June 26, 2000 in Ohio, while Kya and Kilat were both born on August 17, 1998 in San Juan Batista, California. They no longer live in the Hunte ampitheater, but continue to impress our audiences elsewhere. All three now reside in an area of the zoo called Urban Jungle, and are featured in a premium product called Backstage Pass. In addition, the females are housed on exhibit, so our guests can enjoy them at almost any time.
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Sierra Endangered Cat Haven 38257 East Kings Canyon Road Dunlap,
Phone: (559) 338-3216 www.cathaven.com
Exotic Feline Breeding Compound 3718 60th Street West Rosamond,
Phone: (661)256-3793 www.cathouse-fcc.org
Currently the Exotic Feline Breeding Compound, also known as EFBC's Feline Conservation Center, only has one male clouded on exhibit at this time. His name is Ted.
The Brandywine Zoo is home to one clouded leopard. Her name is Kiching. She will be 12 years old in August. Kiching is doing great. She is a beautiful clouded and full of personality. She has been somewhat of a challenge over the years, but through our dedication and close working with her, she has become quite comfortable here. We have been training with her for a few years now and we have made some exciting progress.
Smithsonian National Zoological Park 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW Washington,
Phone: (202)633-4800 www.nationalzoo.si.edu
The National Zoo is proud to house one of the only breeding pairs of clouded leopards in the country. Our female Mook and male Tai were born in 2002 and were paired at a very young age in the Columbus Zoo. They came to the National Zoo in 2006 as the first clouded leopards to ever be exhibited at the National Zoo in the Asia Trail exhibit. Currently they are housed seperately, although there are plans to unite them once again.
Although Mook and Tai are the first cloudeds to be housed at the National Zoo, the institution is extremely lucky to have an off-site research and breeding facility, the Conservation and Research Center (CRC) located in Front Royal, Virginia. Here scientists have been studying the reproductive and behavioral challenges of clouded leopards since the 1970s. Currently, there are 15 clouded leopards housed at the CRC.
We have one 17 year old male named Jhansi right now who is on exhibit every day. He was born at Zoo Miami. We will also be receiving two young cubs from the Nashville Zoo in the fall of 2011. Jhansi’s exhibit is outside and is two stories high, with trees, plants and horizontal deadfall/trees that he can traverse across the exhibit and up to the platform or tree.
Tucked away in the lush sub-tropical setting of Central Florida, the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens houses two pairs of clouded leopards in two separate areas. Visitors can observe the impressive arboreal skills of these beautiful cats in a 14-foot high natural outdoor enclosure. The exhibit has an adjoining holding area and private yard to help these shy and secretive animals feel comfortable. In this area, the zoo houses a pair of clouded leopards that produced 7 litters (9 cubs) for the zoo in years past. The male enjoys hiding in the bamboo and banana trees while the female enjoys hanging out up high and watching the world go by. The zoo’s commitment to the Clouded leopard SSP extends beyond what the public can see. Behind the scenes, the CFZBG has constructed the Clouded Leopard Reproduction Complex. This series of five outdoor enclosures currently houses a pair of clouded leopards with room to house four cats total. Each cat has its own enclosure as well as access to a central play yard. The design allows the staff to manage the clouded leopards in a quiet and private setting for the purpose of reproduction.
Here at Zoo Atlanta we are currently housing one male clouded leopard. His name is Moby and he was born on 4/23/96 and he is currently housed in a large, heavily planted habitat in the Zoo's Complex Carnivore exhibit.
Brookfield Zoo - Chicago Zoological Park 3300 Golf Rd. Brookfield,
Phone: (708)485-0263 www.brookfieldzoo.org
Brookfield Zoo exhibits two clouded leopards, a male named Dongwa and a female named Sky. They were identified by the SSP as good breeding candidates based on their young ages and genetics. We tried an artificial insemination attempt with Sky in February 2009 which was unsuccessful. She and Dongwa have been separated and are rotated on exhibit. Both Dongwa and Sky are both doing well.
Miri is an 8 year old female that came to Mesker Park Zoo in 2005 from the Oakhill Center for Rare and Endangered Species. Overall, she has quite a bit of personality with keepers but can have a nervous streak if there is too much change in her environment. She has an exhibit and several holding stalls and on any given day you can find her lounging up high on perching in the exhibit.
Malay recently came to us to be a non breeding companion for Risha. They are alternating being on exhibit until they are introduced, which should be soon. Risha has sired 3 surviving cubs and Malay has never been pregnant. Picture attached is Risha.
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Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species 14001 River Rd. New Orleans,
Phone: (504)398-3260 www.auduboninstitute.org
At Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species we have an offsite facility separate from the public zoo that is geared towards advancing technologies in assisted reproduction. One of the many species that we house and feel could benefit from this quiet and private setting is the shy, beautiful, and rare clouded leopard. We currently have three clouded leopard females that we periodically attempt assisted reproductive techniques with, such as artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization. Enrichment and behavioral training are also a large part of our cloudeds lives; from boxes with various scents on them, to 'painting' with the keepers.
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo 3701 S 10th St. Omaha,
Phone: (402)733-8401 www.omahazoo.com
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo currently has one male clouded leopard. His name is Jing and he is housed off display. Jing was born at Central Florida Zoological Park on March 21, 1997. He is currently trained in a variety of ways to help the keepers care for him, including opening his mouth for medicine and standing on a scale to be weighed. Jing enjoys curling up in his den box and ripping up boxes, paper bags, phone boxes and magazines.
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden 3400 Vine St. Cincinnati,
Phone: (513)281-4700 www.cincinnatizoo.org
We have a total of four beautiful clouded leopards here. We have two females named Dottie and Tevi whom re received from the Henry Doorley Zoo. They are 9 years old and are on exhibit in our newly renovated Night Hunters building. We also have two other cats, Kiri and Sheegwa. They are in off exhibit holding now though. Right now there are no plans to breed the cats, but we are hopeful for the future.
Oklahoma City Zoological Park 2101 Northeast 50th Street Oklahoma City,
Phone: (405) 424-3344 www.okczoo.com
Currently we have one female clouded leopard named Gemma. She is about 9 years old. She is very shy about going on exhibit. By the fall of 2011 we are also planning to receive a male cat from the Cleveland Zoo
We have one clouded leopard, Rama. Rama was born and hand-raised at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium. We are waiting to find out about a female for potential introduction to him. He has never been with a female and is very important to the population genetically. He is a wonderful cat. He spends the majority of the time up on the rockwork of his very tall exhibit but will come down to participate in training demonstrations when a Carnivore keeper shows up at the front of his enclosure.
San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquarium 3903 N. St. Mary's Street San Antonio,
Phone: (210)734-7184 www.sazoo-aq.org
Our clouded leopard is a male named Ghost, who arrived here in February, 2008 from the Naples (FL) Zoo. Prior to his arrival here, Ghost had been used in stage presentation and was very bonded to his keeper / trainer at Naples. When she retired he had a challenging time adjusting to life in San Antonio, (he was particularly uncomfortable around male keepers), but he has since settled down rather nicely. Ghost is now 15 years old, and has been in pretty good health.
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium 5400 N Pearl St. Tacoma,
Phone: (253)591-5337 www.pdza.org
PDZA has six adult clouded leopards and two cubs born in June 2011. Our oldest pair, thirteen-year-old Raja and Josie, lives behind the scenes. They had cubs in 2003 but are no longer compatible. Our other pairs are Nah Fun and Chai Li, imported from the breeding center in Thailand; and Jao Ying and Cheewit, from Thailand and Smithsonian’s National Zoo respectively. These cats live in the Zoo’s new Cats of the Canopy exhibit and breeding facility. They are all young animals and have formed strong pair bonds so we are hopeful that they will form the basis of a long term breeding program at our institution.
The Phnom Tamao Wildlife Sanctuary currently has four clouded leopards. The original pair came from Howletts (Aspinall Foundation). They produced a male cub in March 2010. An unrelated female was then sent from Howletts to pair up with him. The 2 have been successfully introduced and are now living toogether.
Currently we house an ex-breeding pair of clouded leopards.
The female is called Mandalay and was born at the rare leopard project Santago, Hertfordshire. The male is called Ben and was born at Howletts zoo in Canterbury.
They were a successful breeding pair and now Ben has been castrated to prevent further breeding as otherwise the gene pool would become over subscribed with kittens from the same parentage. They have lived here on exhibit at the wildlife heritage foundation for nearly two years and spend a lot of their time out in the enclosure sun bathing-unusual for cloudies huh?! The male is extremely bold and inquisitive so much so that our keeping staff now have to separate him off momentarily in order to put food out and clean the enclosures!! The female is still timid during the day and stays as high as she can in the enclosure but at night she's a different animal all together. They are approx. 9 years of age and were paired for breeding by Howletts successfully when they were youngsters as this is the most successful way to breed clouded leopards in captivity. We intend to provide Ben and Mandalay a home here for their retirement, we have a second exhibit next door and will seek to provide a home for a breeding pair of clouded leopards when the time is right.
Our clouded leopards have access to the indoor part and the second enclosure all day long so they can
hide from the public at any moment. When necessary, we are able to separate the facilty and isolate the
animals. This pair bred for the first time in 2010 and gave birth to a male and a female. A few month ago,
the male left the zoo to meet a female at the Zooparc de Beauval in France and the female went to la
Torbiera in Italy.
Our two cats are very friendly. On June 12th our female gave birth to two cubs. This is her first litter and she is surprisingly thoughtful to her cubs. She can choose between three possible nesting boxes and has moved once since the cubs were born.
The enclosure was built in 2009 for keeping and breeding small cats. An all season heated house with indoor enclosures stands in the middle of the exhibit. Associated with the indoor area are three outdoor enclosures. Each has been designed with the visitors in mind and guests can see the resting cats all day. Additionally a lookout platform allows a birds-eye view of the exhibit. The main feeding is outside the enclosure. The keepers hide food in the trees, ground, or in packages.