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The Asian palm civet is a sub-species of civet. It has course, dark brown-black fur, black eyes, a dark pink nose, a pointed snout, and a white muzzle and mask around the eyes, similar to a raccoon.


Diet and Habitat

This civet lives in tropical rainforests, where they find small animals, such as rodents, lizards, snakes, frogs, and insects.

Lifespan and Behavior

Asian palm civets can live 20 years in the wild. They are nocturnal, solitary, and highly terrestrial, and mark borders with their anal glands. It is known to be primarily ground-dwelling, though it will climb up trees to hunt or hide from predators.

Other Information

Deforestation is the Asian palm civet's main threat.

Facts

Although their behavior is similar to a cats', they are actually related to mongooses and weasels.

Reproduction

The female civet gives birth after a gestation period that lasts a few months. The average litter size is two, though they can give birth to litters of four. They are weaned by their mother until old enough to fend for themselves.

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Feeding the Asian Palm Civets

Feeding the Asian Palm Civets

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