Monday, April 19, 2004


(Arctictis binturong), catlike carnivore of the civet family (Viverridae), found in dense forests of southern Asia, Indonesia, and Malaysia. It has long, shaggy hair, tufted ears, and a long, bushy, prehensile tail. The colour generally is black with a sprinkling of whitish hairs. The head and body measure about 60 - 95 centimetres (24 - 38 inches) and the tail an additional 55 - 90 cm (22 - 35 in.); weight ranges