Civet Is Of Numerous Uses

Heard of Civet cat…Not just an ordinary animal…when you’ll know about this amazing animal and the amazing thing it does for us you’ll fall in love…So read on to fall…

I’ll start from clarifying you extensively about the background of this cat…The Viverridae family can be broken into six subfamilies….There are seven southern Asian and one African species of palm civets…The African palm civet…also known as the two-spotted palm civet…spends most of its time in the forest canopy where it feeds primarily on fruit…occasionally supplemented with small

I’ll tell you…It is distinguished by its semi-retractile claws and perineal gland covered by a single fold of skin…All other species of palm civets live in the forests of Asia…Their semi arboreal life style is supported by sharp… curved…retractile claws…hairless soles…and partially fused third and fourth toes which add to a more sure-footed grasp…Although skillful climbers…they spend considerable time foraging on the ground for animals and fallen fruits..The broad-faced binturong…or bear cat…has a strong…muscular long-haired tail that is prehensile at the tip…This characteristic is unique among viverrids…The body hair is long and coarse…The ears have long black tufts of hair with white margins…Nearly four feet long…it is the largest member of the civet family…Despite its mostly vegetarian diet…the binturong has been reported to swim in rivers and prey on fish…The celebes…giant…or brown palm civet may be fairly common in certain limited areas (known by its tracks and feces…rather than by actual sightings)…It is quite adept at climbing and has a web of thin skin between the toes…

There are five species of banded palm civets and otter civets (subfamily Hemigalinae)…all living in the forests of Southeast Asia…Perhaps best known is the banded palm civet…named for the dark brown markings on its coat…The general coat color ranges from pale yellow to grayish buff…The face is distinctly marked by several dark longitudinal stripes…The coloration of the body is broken by about five transverse bands stretching midway down the flank…The tail is dark on its lower half…with two broad dark rings at the base…Foraging at night on the ground and in trees…the banded palm civet searches for

Otter civets could be mistaken for long-nosed otters…Similar in habit and appearance…otter civets are excellent swimmers and capable of climbing trees…Their toes are partially webbed…but their dense water repellant fur…thick whiskers…and valve-like nostrils are effective adaptations for living in water and preying on fish….There are two species which show differences in their coat coloration and number of teeth…Otter civets have smaller ears…blunter muzzles…shorter tails and more compact bodies than most banded palm civets…

Okay…Now go through our reference links…

  1. Civet Oil by David
  2. Civet Oil by www.blueplanetbiome.org
  3. Civet Oil by Emery

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