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A study on activity pattern of clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa) in Gunung Basor and Stong Utara Forest Reserves, Kelantan, Malaysia

MUHAMAD HAMIRUL SHAH AB RAZAK, D. MARK RAYAN, SHARIFF WAN MOHAMAD, C. C. T. WONG, F. L. CHING, ELANGKUMARAN SAGTIA SIWAN, AZLAN MOHAMED, KAMARUL HAMBALI, NAZAHATUL ANIS AMALUDIN, AWENG EH RAK

Abstract


A study to investigate the activity pattern of clouded leopard was carried out in
Gunung Basor and Stong Utara Forest Reserves, Kelantan, Malaysia, using camera traps, over a period of 6 months. All camera traps were set to operate 24 hours a day, and are mounted on trees that face suitable paths like ridges, old logging paths and forest paths. A total of 69 pairs of camera traps have been used for this study. From this study, 152 photographed images of clouded leopard have been captured in both study areas. The results showed that clouded leopard can be classified into cathemeral classes where they are active during the day and night. If compared to other studies, clouded leopard was classified into nocturnal and diurnal. However, more studies need to be carried out on this species to get more information to help the conservation organizations and also the Wildlife Department in preserving and conserving this species and its habitats.


Keywords


Camera trapping, activity pattern, clouded leopard, Gunung Basor Forest Reserve, Stong Utara Forest Reserve

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