Rare Borneo bay cat spotted in Sarawak

Image of Borneo rare bay cat.
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THE elusive Borneo bay cat was spotted in Sarawak recently, reported Kosmo!.

Known scientifically as Pardofelis badia, the elusive animal was spotted in the Lundu area by a group of researchers from the Sarawak Forestry Department led by Dr Ahmad Ampeng.

According to department director Sapuan Ahmad, the find was the result of a five-year study at the area named Heart of Borneo, a large rainforest in the middle of Borneo overlapping the borders of Malaysia, Kalimantan and Brunei.

Sapuan said the sighting showed that the cats were scattered around the rainforest as they had been spotted in the Mulu National Park, Lanjak Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary, Pulong Tau National Park and Anap Muput forest before.

He added that the sighting would open up new areas of research on the species.

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