Perhilitan Receives Report Of Endangered Clouded Leopard Caught On CCTV In Tanjung Malim
A clouded leopard was allegedly caught on closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage at Taman Bernam Baru, Perak
The Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) also confirmed that they had received a report about its sighting yesterday, 24 January, reported Malay Mail.
Perhilitan's director, Yusoff Shariff, said that his team is looking into the report sent by a local resident who saw the clouded leopard on Monday, 23 January, near his home.
"The public is advised to exercise caution if confronted by the animal and not to provoke it. Avoid going into the forest area as from our records there are indeed leopards in the nearby Tapah Forest Reserve," Yusoff told Bernama.
"We are monitoring the surrounding areas and if we find it, it will be relocated to its original habitat."
Muallim district police chief Supt Mohd Hasni Mohd Nasir said that his department had also received a complaint from the resident at around 6pm on Monday, 23 January
"The complainant contacted the police station and said he had a glimpse of the animal on the CCTV. We have sent our team to the location but no capture has been made," he said.
On Monday, 23 January, a 49-second video showing the alleged clouded leopard crawling in front of the resident's house went viral on social media.
In July last year, images of a female Malayan tiger and her four tiger cubs were captured on camera traps in the wild in Perak: