sign in a cave in Laos

11 July 2013

Large cat skeleton at Merapoh

In Feb 2013 when we were doing some documentary filming at Merapoh, Pahang, a team from FRIM were doing a floral study. When they climbed the hill above Gua Hari Malaysia, they found the remains of a large cat trapped in a snare (jelat).

Later on the guides were able to retrieve the bones.

They are thought to be a Black Panther, Harimau Kumbang. A Black Panther is the dark colour phase of the Leopard, Panthera pardus.

Such a sad and tragic end to such a magnificent animal.

© Liz Price
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