Twisted poachers laugh as they show off corpse of rare clouded leopard

Twisted poachers can be seen laughing and smiling as they parade the dead corpse of a rare leopard.

Two of the group are in hysterics as they hold the endangered clouded leopard in Tampin, Malaysia.

The pictures were shared on social media by “Max Mantra” who said they were taken in the western state of Negeri Sembilan.

It's thought the account has since been taken down.

In the photos there are several men in blue uniforms in the background.

Reports suggest these men were from the Malaysian Civil Defence Force.

Facebook user Siva Nadarajan managed to make screenshots which he posted to a hiking group he is a member of.

According to the Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the clouded leopard is considered “vulnerable”.

Its total population is believed to be less than 10,000 and the figure is rapidly decreasing.

Nadarajan said in his post that he tried to call the Department of Wildlife and National Parks Peninsular Malaysia about the incident.

However, he claims the governmental organisation told him that “everyone has gone home” and he could not make the complaint.

It is unclear whether he tried to report the poachers again.

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