Burmese ferret-badger

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Burmese ferret-badger

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

 

The Burmese ferret-badger, large-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 Burmese ferretbadger
A young / baby of a Burmese ferretbadger is called a 'kit'. The females are called 'sow' and males 'boar'. A Burmese ferretbadger group is called a 'cete, colony, set or company'.
Some facts about the
Burmese ferret badger

Adult weight : 2 kg (4.4 lbs)

Litter size : 3

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

Facts about the Burmese ferret-badger

The Burmese ferret badger is more of a social creature than it's Chinese counterpart.

96 in) Burmese ferret badgers are small weighing between 1 – 3kg at maturity.

large-toothed ferret badger or the Burmese ferret badger is distributed from Nepal eastwards to West Bengal, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh (Pocock 1941, ZSI 1992, Ramakantha 1992b, 1995, Choudhury 1997 a,b, 1999, Datta

On the contrary, in Sikkim in north-east India, the Burmese ferret badger is said to be welcomed into the homes of the Lepcha and Bhotia peoples, where it eats cockroaches and other insects.

The Burmese ferret badger is a terrestrial species that can live in forests, savannas, or grasslands (Nowak & Paradiso 1983).

The Javan ferret badger, once thought to be a subspecies of the Burmese ferret badger, is now its own species.

The large-toothed ferret badger Melogale personata is not endemic to India but it has not been sighted for many years and has been given IUCN status of Vulnerable (Nationally) based on its restricted distribution,

[b130-02, b130-04, w127-01, w126-03, b130-05] Myanmar (formerly Burma): Distribution maps indicate that the Burmese ferret badger is distributed throughout the country after which the species is named.

Reproduction Researchers in Thailand reproted the average litter size of Melogale personata is 3 cubs. (Full text)

The Burmese Ferret Badger is found in Burma, Laos, the Assam region of India, Nepal, Vietnam, Thailand and the island of Java. (Full text)

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