The Life of Animals | Indochinese leopard | There Appears to be a disjunction around the Isthmus of Kra, where the population changes from predominantly black forms south of the Isthmus to predominantly spotted forms north of the Isthmus. Records from camera-trapping studies conducted at 22 locations in Peninsular Malaysia and southern Thailand Between 1996 and 2009 show only melanistic leopards That were present in samples south of the Isthmus In the dense tropical forest habitat in parts of Their range, melanism is quite common, and black leopards have a selective advantage for Ambush he Indochinese leopard inhabitsBurma, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and South China.
A study Carried out in a highly fragmented tropical rain forest within Malaysia's capital agglomeration of Klang Valley suggested leopard density estimate as high as 28.35 leopards per 100 100 km2 (39 sq mi), the which is one of the highest densities reported leopard. Leopards were mostly affected by construction activities conducted inside the forest.
In Myanmar, 215 body parts of at least 177 leopards were observed in four markets surveyed Between 1991 to 2006. Three of the markets surveyed are situated on international borders with China and Thailand, and cater to international buyers, although leopards are completely protected under Myanmar's national legislation.