Clouded Leopard Kitten

Posted on Sep 02 2010
Matang Wildlife Center, Kuching, Malaysian Borneo-Now housed and in quarantine, a kitten Clouded Leopard (Neofilis diardi) now lives at the Matang Wildlife Center here in Kuching. She was turned over to the center by a member of the public who found her in a palm oil estate. No one knows what happened to mom but I don’t think it was anything good. The transition from jungle to captivity is not an easy one. The first step is to inoculate kitty against diseases spread by domestic cats. These mostly...

Stuck on Porcupines

Posted on Jul 21 2010
Matang Wildlife Center, Kuching, Malaysia – Porcupines? Wandering the jungle? I had never heard of such a thing until my occasional visit with my friends at the wildlife center. Two caged animals, quills bristling and snouts to the ground, had been brought to the center by an individual who became aware of Malaysia’s tough laws for keeping threatened species. Standing over them, syringe in hand, a veterinarian was trying to put them to sleep so blood could be drawn. The first thrust was unsuccessful...

Drama in the Jungle

Posted on Jun 30 2010
Matang Orangutan Rehab Center, Malaysia – The following account is true. The plot was not stolen from the American television program “Glee’ or any daytime drama. Written by long-term wildlife biologist volunteer Leo reviewed and approved by the Sarawak (Malaysia) Forestry Department and directed by an amazing staff of Sarawakian wildlife orang experts. The Cast: The Cuckold George: A male orangutan, in full glory, he had to be moved from another center because of a fight with the resident...