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Binturong
Binturong
At Overloon, NL.
Information
Common Name Bearcat, Palawan Bearcat and ASian Bearcat.
Range East and Southeast Asia
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Carnivora
Family Viverridae
Genus Arctictis
Species Arctictis binturong
Conservation Status
VUSpecies
Vulnerable

The Binturong is a species of the Arctictis genus. It lives in the rainforests scattered in East Asia and Southeast Asia.

Appearance

Its body is covered with thick black fur. It has lighter fur color in its face with small, rounded eys and ears. Its tail is bushy and can act as a fifth hand.

Behavior

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Diet

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Lifespan

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Gallery

  • At a zoo in Overloon, The Netherlands.

Facts

  • The scent of binturong musk is often compared to that of warm buttered popcorn[3] and cornbread.
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