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What is a civet cat
A civet cat is a small, carnivorous mammal belonging to the Viverridae family. They are native to the tropical rainforests in Asia and are known to be a highly secretive feline, and are commonly found in tropical Asian countries such as India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. They are regarded as a rainforest-dwelling species and are very similar yet different to the Sunda pangolin, which is also a pangolin species.
How can I tell a civet cat from a pangolin?
The civet cat and the pangolin are quite similar in appearance, and both have scales. They are also very similar in size, and have relatively similar distributions. However, the civet cat is much smaller than the Sunda pangolin and is covered with fur, whereas the pangolin is covered by scales. When looking at the civet cat, you will notice that their coat of fur is matted and looks dark brown or black in colour, whereas the pangolin’s coat is light brown, grey or even white.
Where can I find a civet cat?
In Southeast Asia, the civet cat is a common species, and can be found in forests, jungles and plantations along the coasts. It also occurs in the tropical rainforests of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and the south coast of Malaysia.
How much do civet cats weigh?
The civet cat weighs an average of 30-50 grams. Although the civet cat is not a large civet, it is still known to be a very small mammal.
What is the civet cat’s diet?
The civet cat is an omnivorous mammal, and is known to feed on fruits, insects, other small mammals and even small birds. They are also known to eat the faeces of other animals, which makes them a very opportunistic species that is always looking for something to eat.
Civet cats are nocturnal animals, and are mostly active during the night. If you are lucky enough to spot one during the day, it is very likely that they are still digging through the soil for small animals to eat.
What are some of the civet cat’s behaviours?
The civet cat is a very secretive animal, and can be found in the underbrush and in the cracks of trees. They are mainly active at night, and will seek shelter under trees, among the underbrush or in caves. The civet cat is also very territorial, and will mark its territory by urinating on rocks or trees.
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