Tuesday 16 October 2018

Watch a rare and adorable clouded leopard play with her toy ball

JoGayle was caught on camera playing with her toy ball at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute.

(Jupiterimages/Getty Images)
(Jupiterimages/Getty Images)

By Emily Chudy, Press Association

Check out this adorable video of a clouded leopard, JoGayle, playing with a boomer ball in her enclosure.

The clip was posted by the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute in Washington DC.

The zoo said: “Clouded leopards have large paws with specialised foot-pads that help them grip branches and climb.”

JoGayle chases her boomer ball at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute! Clouded leopards have large paws with specialized footpads that help them grip branches and climb. #WeSaveSpecies

Posted by Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute on Sunday, June 3, 2018

The video now has over 12,000 views on Facebook.

Clouded leopards live in the forests of southeast Asia and are one of the most ancient cat species.

This rare species cannot roar or purr, making them neither a true great cat nor a true small cat.

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