International Clouded Leopard Day (ICLD) is a day of international awareness and an attempt to increase the profile of Clouded leopards both in captivity and in the wild. Celebrated each year on 4th August, The Aspinall Foundation held the first ever Clouded Leopard Day on 4th August 2018 at Howlett’s Wild Animal Park, Kent, in the United Kingdom.
Organisers of ICLD are Lauren Amos and Dan Kemp, two carnivore keepers from Howletts who work with this shy and elusive species on a daily basis. The objective is to raise awareness and unite conservation thinking amongst zoological collections, charities, NGO’s, businesses and all those with an interest in one of the world`s most beautiful and iconic cats, the Clouded leopard.
Although we don't have an event planned for this year's International Clouded Leopard Day due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will be using our social media channels in the lead up to and on 4th August to encourage people around the globe to celebrate in their own creative ways. We'd love to see what you come up with so please share your crafts, bakes and other ideas with us!