Order : Carnivora
Family : Mustelidae
Subfamily : Melinae
Species : Melogale moschata
The Chinese ferret-badger, small-toothed ferret-badger is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Namings for the Chinese ferretbadgerA young / baby of a Chinese ferretbadger is called a 'kit'. The females are called 'sow' and males 'boar'. A Chinese ferretbadger group is called a 'cete, colony, set or company'.
Facts about the Chinese ferret-badger
Physical Appearance The Chinese ferret badger is one of three species of ferret badger, in the common genus Melogale.
The Chinese Ferret badger is known to occur in close proximity to humans which undoubtedly helps account for its presence in the markets. (Full text)
The Chinese ferret badger is listed in Schedule I part I of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act (Hussain 2001). (Full text)
The Chinese Ferret Badger is found in China, Vietnam, Taiwan, Laos, Burma, the Assam region of India, and Thailand. (Full text)
However, a very similar species, Melogale moschata, the Chinese ferret badger, is said to have still been living after 10 years and 6 months in captivity. (Full text)
The key feature which distinguishes this species from the Chinese ferret badger is the dorsal stripe, which runs all the way down the middle of the back down to the rump or the base of the tail (see photo, right).
Legal protection The Chinese ferret badger is protected in the following countries:
The Chinese ferret badger is one of the most primitive of the 'true badgers'.
And Chinese ferret badgers are almost entirely unknown. (Full text)
Masked palm civets, racoon-dogs, and Chinese ferret badgers are wild animals that are traditionally considered delicacies and are sold for human consumption in markets throughout southern China (http://www. (Full text)
The authorities in Guangdong province in southern China have said that tens of thousands of the masked palm civet and related animals, such as raccoon dogs and Chinese ferret badgers, are likely to be slaughtered and they will close down all wild animal markets in the region. (Full text)
The authorities in Guangdong province in southern China have said that tens of thousands of the masked palm civet and related animals, such as raccoon dogs and Chinese ferret badgers, are likely to be slaughtered and they will close down all wild animal markets in the region. (Full text)More animals beginning with C