Clouded Leopard Conservation

The Houston Zoo loves its clouded leopards and wants to do everything we can to protect them in the wild.

The Houston Zoo supports clouded leopard protection efforts in Asia through: 

  • Partnerships with the Sabah Wildlife Department, Danau Girang Field Centre, Cardiff University, HUTAN, and the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit at the University of Oxford: These organization work together to advance the understanding and conservation of these threatened carnivore species. The goal of this program is to determine the distribution and conservation status of these animals in the Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary in Borneo, Southeast Asia.

How the Houston Zoo helps:

  • Houston Zoo staff has traveled to Borneo to setup and monitor camera traps which help scientists in the area study and conserve clouded leopards.
  • We host an annual “Climbing for Cloudeds” event where the public can participate in rock climbing to raise awareness and funds for these amazing carnivores!
  • We monitor camera trap photos from Houston that are taken in Borneo and help researchers identify animals in these photos. 

Donate now to help Borneo’s small carnivores in the wild:



How You Can Help

  • Be a hero; avoid destruction of clouded leopard habitat by choosing food and beauty products containing palm oil that is certified as sustainable.
  • Join us yearly at our “Climbing for Cloudeds” event!
  • Visit the Zoo! Every time you visit the Houston Zoo, you help save animals in the wild.
  • Friend the Houston Zoo Wildlife Conservation Facebook Page for updates on saving animals in the wild.
  • Learn more about the wildlife protection projects we support and donate to help save clouded leopards in the wild.

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