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Bornean Clouded Leopard has lived on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra for hundreds of thousands of years and yet was only recently recognized as a separate feline species. Called 'Neofelis Diardi' the cat is now believed to be different from the mainland clouded leopard the 'Neofelis Nebulosa'. The difference was established after a detailed chromosomal analysis during which enough contrast was found with the clouded leopard to stop considering it as its subspecies. [anup-shah-clouded-leopa...
"Many of these are endemic – not found anywhere else – and it’s estimated there are over 5,000 flowering plants unique to Borneo, as well as some 500 mammals, birds, reptiles and fish. Indeed the island is just one of two places where the orang-utan, Asia’s only great ape, has survived." Borneo: the Bradt Guide; www.bradtguides.com
Hucul pony. A small horse breed originated in the Carpathian Mountains of Central and Eastern Europe. Even-tempered, it possesses great endurance and hardiness. Almost extinct in the mid-20th century, it has made a modet comeback.