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Join us for the third annual Climbing for Clouded Leopards fundraiser at the Texas Rock Gym! Last year’s event raised over $4000 to support clouded leopard research and conservation efforts.
The event will run from 4-9 p.m., with the auction and raffle from 6-9 p.m. All ages are welcome and no climbing experience is necessary! In addition to climbing, the gym will also be offering other activities such as slacklining and yoga. Check back for additional details and a schedule as we get closer to the event.
If you can’t make it to the event but would like to make a donation, please click on the “donate now” button. We hope to see you there!
Proceeds will benefit the Bornean Clouded Leopard Programme to assist with radio collaring and camera trap research and conservation efforts. The Borneo Clouded Leopard Programme was founded in January of 2007 to study the behavior and distribution of Bornean wildcats, the effects of habitat destruction on population numbers, and to investigate threats to wild populations from hunting and trade. To learn more about their work, please visit their blog:
Clouded leopards are an elusive endangered cat that lives in the Himalayas, southern China, and from Taiwan to peninsula Malaysia. They are amazing climbers and spend lots of time up in the trees. The clouded leopard is known mostly for the beautiful “cloud” pattern on its coat and because they have the longest teeth relative to body size of any living cat!
The Houston Zoo is home to two young clouded leopards, Suksn and Tarak, and we’ll be raising money for their wild cousins with a raffle and a silent auction of special paintings by some of the zoos animal artists. In addition, Texas Rock Gym will be generously donating 50% of their profits for the night to our event.