Animals Rainforest-Binturong



Scientific name:



Low risk

Scientific classification:

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Carnivora

Family: Viverridae

Subfamily: Paradoxurinae

Genre: Arctictis

Type binturong A.


The binturong also goes by the name of the Asian Bearcat, the Palawan Bearcat, orSimply, the Bearcat. It is a creature of the night, South-East Asia, often flat, high up in trees to sleep and eat. It is known to make a chuckling sound, and smells like a bunch of presumably popcorn just made. Although, as an animal "minimal risk are listed, binturong came under constant pressure. Deforestation has much of its natural habitat application is made, and in some parts of the series, is listed as" endangered "or" in danger " . E 'as a culinary delicacy and drivenfor medical purposes, which are often used as an aphrodisiac.


In terms of size, binturong suggests that a small dog. This is an average length of 2 to 3 m, with an additional tail length of another 2 to 3 m It usually weighs 30-60 pounds. The binturong occupied thick black fur, round ears and a long tail. Together with the kinkajou, which is the only carnivore with a prehensile tail binturong, which uses as a sort of "fifth hand". Womenare typically about 20% larger than males.


Binturong is known that a variety of foods, including fish, birds eat, eggs, leaves, shoots of plants, inverterbrates small and even carrion. Despite the diversity of appetite, is the binturong frugivorous and feeds mainly on fruit.


The binturong lives in the forests of Southeast Asia, roaming, high in the trees. He sleeps on branches during the day and is active at night. It canlocated in areas of Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia (including Java, Sumatra and Borneo), Burma, India, Thailand and Palawan.


The binturong is just one of about 100 mammals can be planted late. This allows the female at birth, with favorable environmental conditions. This means that the coupling can occur at any time during the year. And even if the herd is not seasonal, it was found that the birth takes place (birth), often betweenFebruary and April, with the extra time in July and November. The gestation period for a period of about 91 days of being born after the time usually 2-3 guys. Binturong reach sexual maturity at about 840 days.

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