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Binturong

Arctictis binturong

Description:

This mammal (order = carnivora) is related to the Asian civet. The only mermber in its genus, the binturong is also known as the bearcat. Arboreal and nocturnal, it is considered vulnerable due to habitat loss, even though it is widespread throughout Asian countries.

Habitat:

A captive specimen in Taronga Park Zoo, Sydney

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3 Comments

ShannaB
ShannaB 9 years ago

They are such cool animals - not sure about the buttered popcorn thing though! Here's one I saw at Adelaide Zoo: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/911...

MartinL
MartinL 9 years ago

No such fragrance noticed, lori. Maybe they should house them near the food court. They were in a very large open space including some high in the tree.

lori.tas
lori.tas 9 years ago

Could you smell it? Apparently they smell like buttered popcorn!

MartinL
Spotted by
MartinL

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Apr 29, 2012
Submitted on Aug 29, 2012

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