The clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa) is a distinct species from the leopard. They are extremely rare animals found in Southeast Asia, living in and out of trees in the rain forest. So little is known about them that it isn't really even sure whether they are solitary like most felines.

They weigh 35 to 50 pounds, smaller than leopards, and are identified by their unusual fur pattern -- brown blotches with black edges on a golden background. They are thought to leap onto prey from tree branches and will eat nearly any animal; their jaws have the widest space behind the canine teeth of any feline and proportionally the longest canine teeth, so their bite is very strong. They are endangered due to habitat destruction, and being hunted for their fur; they also don't breed well in captivity (the couple will tear each other to bits unless they've known each other since they were very young).