Binturong

Arctictis binturong 
Binturongs are commonly known as the Bearcat although they are not in the bear or cat families. They are from South East Asia and can be found from India to the Philippines in forests.
Binturongs are are intelligent and curious by nature. They are active both night and day and they are primarily arboreal spending most of there time in the tree canopy. They have a prehensile tail that is almost as long as their body and aides in climbing. They have an odor produced by scent glands many describe as being like popcorn.

DIET

They are considered carnivores, sometimes feeding on small mammals, insects, and eggs but they also eat lots of fruits. The binturong is an important agent for seed dispersal in its native range.

FAST FACTS

Size: 28-36 inches, Tail 26-34 inches

Weight: 30 to 60 lbs

Lifespan: 10 to 15 years in the

CONSERVATION STATUS

LEAST CONCERNED