It’s the first annual World Binturong Day! Who’s excited? This horse and elephant sure are! We love these unusual mammals! We’ll share some fun facts and a few great resources for you today!


Binturong Fun Facts:

  • Binturongs are related to civets and fossas!
This is a fossa!

This is a fossa!








  • Binturongs are arboreal.                                 IMG_1817
  • Binturongs have prehensile tails.
  • They are nocturnal.
  • Binturongs keep their long shaggy coats clean by licking them like a cat does.
  • Binturongs eat insects, carrion, plant material and pretty much anything they fancy.
  • They have no natural predators.
  • They are 2-3 feet long and can weigh as much as 50 lbs.
  • Binturongs can be found in rainforests of Southeast Asia.
  • You can learn more by visiting the ABConservation website or checking out Zookeeper Rick from the San Diego Zoo!






Answer: the Bearcat

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2 thoughts on “WORLD BINTURONG DAY!

  1. dangrdafne

    Why do they smell like popcorn?
    I did not know what a bearcat looked like and I certainly did not know the proper name you used for it. I think they look quite scary.

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