The clouded leopard has a habitat on the Asian mainland that stretches from peninsular Malaysia to Nepal. If there were clouded leopards in Taiwan they were probably a subspecies of the mainland big cat. Picture: Alamy

Can Taiwan’s Formosan clouded leopard claw its way back from extinction?

With no confirmed sightings of the big cat in decades, some question whether a Taiwan subspecies of the predator ever existed; it’s a question some say should be answered before captive clouded leopards are released into wild on island

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The clouded leopard has a habitat on the Asian mainland that stretches from peninsular Malaysia to Nepal. If there were clouded leopards in Taiwan they were probably a subspecies of the mainland big cat. Picture: Alamy
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