World Binturong Day

Posted: 14th May, 2016
Raising awareness for these little known and understood mammals. Binturongs, also known as bear cats, are from South and South-East Asia. Related to the civet cat, Binturong are a member of the family Viverridae. They are currently classed as Vulnerable on the IUCN red list of threatened species because of a declining population trend that is estimated at more than 30% over the last three decades. The scientific name for Binturong is Arctictis binturong, Arctictis means ‘bear-weasel’.

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