Javan ferret-badger

Javan ferret-badger

Order : Carnivora
Family : Mustelidae
Subfamily : Melinae
Species : Melogale orientalis


The Javan ferret-badger is listed as Near Threatened (LR/nt), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the Javan ferretbadger
A young / baby of a Javan ferretbadger is called a 'kit'. The females are called 'sow' and males 'boar'. A Javan ferretbadger group is called a 'cete, colony, set or company'.

Facts about the Javan ferret-badger

[c014] The Javan subspecies of the Burmese ferret badger (sometimes regarded as a separate species, Melogale orientalis) is described as "near-threatened" or at lower-risk by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre.

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