Rare clouded leopard appeared in the Novosibirsk Zoo

A representative of one of the most endangered feline species in zoos — clouded leopard complete your collection of Novosibirsk Zoo, predator brought from the Czech Republic.

"Clouded leopard entered the Novosibirsk Zoo on January 15. Eighteen months male named Shang was brought from a zoo town of Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic. Animal well tolerated road and developed a new place," — said in a zoo.

Regional management Rosselkhoznadzor reported that import rare animal passed by all the rules.

Veterinary control specialists departments conducted at a checkpoint at the border of the Russian Federation Novosibirsk International Airport "Tolmachevo".

Clouded leopard — the representative of the cat family, whose home is in South-East Asia. These animals are excellent climb trees and swim. They hunt mostly at dusk, are secretive way of life, because of what is known about their habits sufficiently small. Clouded leopard entered in the Red Book as a vulnerable species. The main causes of the disappearance of leopards — poaching and deforestation.

Clouded Leopard can be seen in Hall zoo "tropical world."

At present, the Novosibirsk Zoo has about 10,000 specimens 702 species of animals. More than 300 species listed in the International Red Book, Red Book of Russia and Novosibirsk region. The Novosibirsk Zoo assembled one of the world's finest collections of the family cat and kunitseobraznyh. The zoo is a member of three international alliances: EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquariums), EARAZA (Euro-Asian Regional Association of Zoos and Aquariums), WAZA (International Association of Zoos and Aquariums).

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