14 thoughts on “Name That Animal


    This is a binturong. From the Wiki entry for this animal:

    The Binturong (Arctictis binturong), also known as the Asian bearcat, the Palawan bearcat, or simply the bearcat, is a species of the family Viverridae, which includes the civets and genets. It is the only member of its genus. The binturong is neither a bear nor a cat, and the real meaning of the original name has been lost, as the local language that gave it that name is now extinct.[3]

    The binturong is nocturnal[4] and sleeps on branches. It eats primarily fruit, but has also been known to eat a wide range of animal matter as well. Deforestation has greatly reduced its numbers. It can make chuckling sounds when it seems to be happy and utter a high-pitched wail if annoyed; when cornered, it can be vicious.
    The scent of binturong musk is often compared to that of warm buttered popcorn[3] and cornbread.

  2. i did not know what it was, but i thought that I would like to kiss its nose if it were friendly.. and as long as it did not smell funny.

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