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Last Updated: Wednesday February 10 2010 15:03 GMT

First film of clouded leopard

A recently discovered species of big cat, the Sundaland clouded leopard, has been caught on camera for the first time ever.

It's the first footage of the cat in the wild that's been made public, and it's been released by scientists working in the Dermakot Forest Reserve in Malaysia, South East Asia.

The Sundaland clouded leopard was only discovered three years ago, and it's one of the least known and most secretive of all cat species.

One of the experts said: "They are very hardly ever encountered and almost no detailed study about [them] has been conducted."

Footage courtesy of A Wilting/A Mohamed/Cat News