19×25 pastel on sandpaper. Original unavailable.
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Shameless Self-Promotion; AMAZING Wildlife;
I used the clouded leopards that reside at the Cleveland Zoo as reference for this. It was a gift to the curator of mammals at the zoo, who has since retired (I’m going to assume that it went home with him).
Scientific Name: Neofelis nebulosa
Size: Head and body 2-3.6 feet (60-110cm); tail length 2-3 feet (60-90cm)
Weight: 33-43 pounds (15-20kg)
Distribution: India, S. China, Nepal, Burma, Indochina to Sumatra and Borneo, and Taiwan
Habitat: In dense tropical forests at altitudes up to 6,500 feet (2,000m)
Diet: Small deer, young buffalo, pigs, monkeys, squirrels, porcupines, birds, and reptiles
Reproduction: After a gestation period of 12-13 weeks, female gives birth to 1-5 cubs
Longevity: from 11 to 17 years in captivity
Population: Estimated at below 10,000
Status: Vulnerable (information from The Big Cats )