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Common name:

Binturong

Scientific name:

Arctitis binturong

Weight:

9-14 kg

Size:

Up to 96 cm
Mammals
Omnivore
Rain forest
Asia

Conservation

Vulnerable
Vulnerable
Who am I?

It is the largest of the Asian viverrids. Its body is robust and has a long prehensile tail with which it grips the branches of the trees where it lives.

Its body is black and its red eyes and large white whiskers, which are sensitive to the touch and which guide it in the dark, are very noticeable on its head.

My habits:

A nocturnal animal. It is characterised by being very prudent and its movements are always very cautious, ordered and calm.

It lives in trees and with its black colouration it is very difficult to see it in the dark.

Its most developed sense are hearing and smell. They are also great climbers.

 

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