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Rare Leopard Thought ‘Extinct’ Spotted in Taiwan’s Wilderness After 36 Years

Formosan clouded leopard

The Formosan clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa brachyura), a subspecies of leopard that can only be found in Taiwan but was thought to be extinct, was allegedly spotted by several witnesses in a wilderness in southeast Taiwan.

The Taitung District Office of the Forestry Bureau is now investigating the claim made by Alangyi Village rangers stating that they have spotted the once thought extinct Formosan clouded leopard on a cliff in Taitung County’s Daren Township, CNA reported as translated by Taiwan News.