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“Blooming Plum, Hidden Leopard”
Species: Formosan Clouded Leopard ( Neofelis nebulousa brachyura)
Plum Tree Blossom (Prunus mume)
Spring is a time of renewal, new life and as it seems: even second chances. Last month on the island of Taiwan, a species of big cat formerly believed to be extinct was spotted on several separate occasions. Perhaps this ancient feline that’s been called a modern day sabre toothed cat has been playing the ultimate game of hide-and-seek for the past 12 years. The plum blossom is Taiwan’s national flower and is the pride of the country. Let’s hope Taiwan can use this second chance to find pride in their leopards of the clouds...
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