Matsi is one of our Clouded Leopards originally born in America, Matsi travelled to Howletts Wild Animal Park in 2011 to be part of a breeding programme and was paired with mate Tai-Wada. She is a very sweet and mischievous cloudie who hops around happily on her three legs and doesn’t let it stop her from enjoying meals and enrichment. She is a very chatty individual making a sound like a 'quack' to her keepers and visitors to say hello.
Your Adoption Really Helps
By adopting an Aspinall animal, you are helping to support our amazing overseas work and back to the wild campaigns.
Whats included in your adoption?
Digital pack £25
Digital adoption pack including photocard and fact sheet about your chosen animal written by the expert team at The Aspinall Foundation.
Certificate of adoption
Adoption pack will be sent straight to your inbox
Printed postal pack £35
Adoption folder including photocard and fact sheet about your chosen animal written by the expert team at The Aspinall Foundation.
Certificate of adoption
Please allow up to 14 days for delivery
Please note: Automatic name generation is currently unavailable for Digital adoptions certificates. These will be left blank for the purchaser or recipient to enter. For Printed Adoptions please providethe recipients name and it will be manually entered when you order is processed.
Key Facts about Clouded Leopards
Seldom seen in the wild the habits of the clouded leopard remain a bit of a mystery, they are a vulnerable species but little is known about their population sizes. Thought to be solitary animals, like most cats, the cubs of a leopard will remain with mum for about ten months.
Diet & habits Clouded leopards prey on monkeys, deer and pigs and even smaller animals like squirrels and birds. Out of all the wild cats, the clouded leopard has the largest canine teeth in relation to the size of its body.
Where can clouded leopards like Matsi be found in the wild? From the foothills of the Nepali Himalayas to the rain forests of Indonesia, the clouded leopard can be found roaming the hunting grounds of Asia
How do clouded leopards hunt in the wild? Most of the clouded leopard’s hunting is done on the ground, although they are great climbers and have sharp eyesight that helps them judge distances well.
The clouded leopard is able to hang upside down between tree branches using their claws and large paws for a steady grip.
How we're helping
In 2018 the International Clouded Leopard Day was founded by keepers at Howletts, a wild animal park of The Aspinall Foundation.