WHAT IS A BINTURONG?
WHICH COUNTRIES WILL YOU FIND BINTURONG?
Binturongs are found in South Asian countries as well some southeast Asian countries like India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Indonesia, China, Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, and Malaysia.
HOW MANY BINTURONG CIVET CATS ARE LEFT IN THE WORLD?
The number of binturongs in the world is decreasing and that has put Binturong on the vulnerable list of animals on the IUCN red list of threatened species. However different countries have varying numbers therefore Binturongs are protected by law in some countries while other countries don’t have laws protecting Binturong. Also, there are binturongs kept as pets and captive animals in the zoo and this will add to the global number of binturongs.
6 REASONS WHY THE BINTURONG POPULATION IS DECREASING?
- Binturong meat is a delicacy in China and Vietnam as well as other countries and therefore serve as a protein source for human consumption
- wildlife Hunters hunt them for their meat
- in some countries like the Philippines, Binturongs are kept as a pet most likely because the populations there are higher than the other countries
- deforestation is destroying the rich habitat for binturong which prefers tall forest
- Urbanization is putting pressure on the rich habitat of binturong
- Agricultural activities are also encroaching on the habitat for binturong
ARE BINTURONGS CATS?
WHY DO BINTURONGS SMELL?
HOW DO BINTURONGS SMELL LIKE?
DO BINTURONGS HAVE A PREHENSILE TAIL?
DO BINTURONGS SMELL LIKE POPCORN?
DO ALL CIVET CATS SMELL LIKE POPCORN?
Although a civet cat, different civet cats smell differently. All civet cats are associated with smell and that is why they are popular in the perfume industry. However, one would think of different civets to have different flavors of smell.