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The Binturong is the largest of all the viverids. Its natural habitat is forests, and it lives almost exclusively among the trees of Southeast Asia, Borneo, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Its body is robust and has a long prehensile tail which it uses to cling to the branches of the trees where it lives. Its body is black with slightly silver tips and its head has red eyes and large white whiskers, sensitive to the touch, which guide it in the dark.
After a gestation period of 90 to 92 days, the female gives birth to one or two kits. Female binturongs have a pseudopenis, a rare feature only seen in a few other mammals such as the spotted hyena.
An animal of nocturnal habits. It is very cautious and its movements are always very restrained, orderly and calm.
It lives in trees and its black coloration makes it very difficult to spot in the dark. Its most developed senses are hearing and smell. They are also great climbers
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