Binturong and palm civets
Order : Carnivora
Family : Viverridae
Subfamily : Paradoxurinae
Facts about the subfamily Paradoxurinae, the binturong and palm civets
(Arctictis binturong) The binturong is an arboreal animal, meaning it lives in the trees.
A male binturong is new to the Zoo.
All palm civets are to be killed 'in a few days,' said Dr.
Although they physically resemble other civets (family Viverridae) the African Palm Civets are genetically distinct, and belong to the monotypic family Nandiniidae.
Binturong (Arctictis binturong) are 24-38 inches long with a tail nearly as long as its body.
Binturong A binturong is an arboreal (inhabiting or frequenting trees) civet of southeast Asia with a long prehensile tail and shaggy hair.
Binturong are known to be somewhat playful in the wild which is likely to be an ongoing method of keeping hunting and agility skills at a premium.
Binturong are night-hunting, tree-dwelling mammals from Asia that use prehensile tails for balance and feed on small animals, fruit and vegetation.
Binturong are slow moving arboreal animals that live alone or in small groups of adults.
Binturong are very playful.
Binturong Skull - The Binturong, Arctictis binturong, is found in dense forests ranging across northeastern India, Indochina, Indonesia, Thailand, Burma, Malaysia, Sumatra, Bangka, the Rhio Archipelago, Java, Borneo, and Palawan (Ewer 1973; Kleiman 1974; Wemmer and Murtaugh 1981; Macdonald 1987; Nowak 1991).
Food Habits Palm civets are primarily frugivorous, feeding on berries and pulpy fruits, including those of Ficus trees and palms.
habits the binturong is nocturn.
In addition, a joint study by Shenzhen CDC and Hong Kong University determined that the sequence of coronavirus isolated from masked palm civets is
Owston Palm Civets is a small forest-dwelling carnivore that is endangered due to the loss of habitat and being hunted.
Printouts The binturong (Arctictis binturong) is a large, rare mammal that lives in trees in the dense forests of southeast Asia.
Special Features: The binturong are known not to jump!
The binturong are in the Viverrid family which also includes the Meerkats and the mongooses.
The binturong is about 60 to 95 cm (about 24 to 37 in) in length with a tail about 60 to 90 cm (about 23 to 35 in) long.
The binturong is endangered in the wild due to habitat destruction and also for use in the medical trade in SE Asia where it is commonly used as an aphrodisiac.
The consumption of exotic animals, including snakes and masked palm civets, is rooted in local culture and widespread in Guangdong, where SARS first broke out in November.
The feces of palm civets are used in some types of coffee preparation.
The palm civets are excellent climbers and spend most of their time in trees
Behavior Masked palm civets are arboreal, solitary, and nocturnal (Nowak, 1999). (Full text)
The binturong is endangered due to habitat destruction and poaching for their medicinal uses and their fur. (Wiki)
In addition, a joint study by Shenzhen CDC and Hong Kong University determined that the sequence of coronavirus isolated from masked palm civets is 99% identical to human SARS-CoV (4). (Full text)
To: wingnuts'nbolts Binturong are animals of peace! (Full text)
Found in the densest rain forests of Southeast Asia, Indonesia, and Malaysia, the binturong is nocturnal, grows to be about six feet long and is covered in long black fur. (Full text)
Eating in palm civets is neither continuous nor at random but occurs clustered at certain time periods as predicted by Berdoy (1993). (Full text)
Sleeping in any other posture would result in their detection by predators during their long sleeping hours during the day, as the palm civets are strictly nocturnal. (Full text)
Comparisons of the genome at each phase together with information about the relation between human SARS and the disease in the animal carriers, palm civets, is providing important clues about controlling SARS and vaccine development. (Full text)
According to Lai Chien-hsing (Â¿Ã Â«Ã˜Â¿Â³), director of the council's Forestry Department, masked palm civets are small mammals listed by major international wildlife conservation groups as a species entitled to protection. (Full text)
Binturong are also kept in a large enclosure while about 40 rescued macaques and 30 gibbons are also accommodated in cages. (Full text)