This is a Clouded Leopard named Tate who used to live at the EFBC in Rosamond, CA. He's since passed from a congenital condition they could not cure. Clouded leopards are extremely rare and even in captivity they're difficult to view - they tend to hide wherever they can and aren't very social. But on the day I took his picture Tate was a happy boy, the addition of his lady friend at the time, Kyoke, had really brought out the rascal in him. I have a few more pictures of Tate and Kyoke planned in the coming months, with their beautiful markings and expressive eyes, clouded leopards are amazing subjects for scratchboard.
The EFBC is always in need of supporters to their cause! Education and conservation for these amazing creatures is the key to their survival. Visit their website at www.cathouse-fcc.org
18" x 24"
Scratchboard and Ink
Original Artwork SOLD