Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/53931

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Family:Viverridae
Genus:Paradoxurus
Genus species:Paradoxurus hermaphroditus

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:54 cm
Weight:3.4 kg
Identification:The common palm civet has a buff to dark brown coat with black stripes down the back and spots on the sides. It also has a facemask of black spots and retractile claws.
Habitat:Forests, tropical rainforests
Diet:Omnivore: berries and pulpy fruits, birds, rodents, insects
Reproduction:Gestation lasts 90 days. Civets can live as long as 20 years.
Social organization for these animals is based on available food resources and predators.
Behavior:Common palm civets are nocturnal and largely arboreal.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:Common palm civets are also known as the toddy cat because they eat fermented palm sap called toddy.

Other Information

Geographic:Southeastern Asia Date:1966-01 Subjects:Toddy cat
mongoose
Paradoxure
Common palm civet
Viverridae
Carnivora
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata
Predatory animals