By Anne Das
The Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) confirmed having received a report on the sighting of what is believed to be a clouded leopard through a closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera recording at Taman Bernam Baru in Tanjung Malim recently.
Yusoff Shariff, Director of Perhilitan said his team is investigating the complaint from a resident at the area who claimed he spotted the clouded leopard near his house. “The public is advised to exercise caution if confronted by the animal and not to provoke it. Avoid going into the forest area as from our records there are indeed leopards in the nearby Tapah Forest Reserve.
“We are monitoring the surrounding areas and if we find it, it will be relocated to its original habitat,” he said.
Meanwhile, Muallim district police chief Supt Mohd Hasni Mohd Nasir said his team also received a complaint from the resident at about 6 pm yesterday. “The complainant contacted the police station and said he had a glimpse of the animal on the CCTV. A team was sent out to the area but no capture has been made”.
A 49-second video has gone viral since it was uploaded a day ago, showing glimpses of an animal believed to be a clouded leopard in front of a house in Taman Bernam Baru.