Binturong ( Arctictis binturong )
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Arctictis binturong is an ancient mammal which is over 2 feet long with a tail measuring about 2 feet. Its weight is about 25 pounds while females are even heavier. Its fur colour may vary from dark brown to black. The Binturong has got agile body so there is no problem when climbing the trees, where it spends most of its time.
It is spread in sub-Saharan Africa, southern Europe and southern parts of Asia. There it inhabits tropical forests where often rains. The binturong is a nocturnal carnivore with perfect sight during the night, excellent hearing and a great smell. Its prey only occasionally survives when hunting. Its diet consists of carrions, small mammals, birds, chicks, rodents but it eats fruit and insects too. It can be found mostly in small groups. It lives up to 20 years.