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We mentioned before that the clouded leopard has an extremely long and thick tail to serve as a counterbalance as it climbs through the trees.  This tail, which is as long as the cat’s entire body, is the longest in relation to body size of any feline species.  The clouded leopard’s teeth, particularly its canines (or fangs), are another unique feature of this animal.  These canine teeth can grow over four centimetres in length; that’s as long as the fangs of an adult tiger!  To put this into perspective, a tiger is over ten times larger than a clouded leopard.  Much like the tail, these teeth are the longest in relation to body size of any cat species.  This has lead to the clouded leopard being referred to as “the modern day sabretooth”.

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