Masked palm civet (Paguma larvata)

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Published: April 11, 2017

The masked palm civet or gem-faced civet (Paguma larvata) is a native to the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. It is classified by IUCN in 2008 as Least Concern as it occurs in many protected areas, is tolerant to some degree of habitat modification, and widely distributed with presumed large populations that are unlikely to be declining.

The masked palm civet share the characteristics of the civet. However, plum feathers do not have spots. The typical "mask" consists of a white line running down from the tip to the nose. Eyes and cheeks are whitish but with black circles around the eyes, so the English name is "masked" to name the civet. The hair on the orange-brown body turns gray. The four pores are dark, almost black.

The body is 51-76 cm long, with a tail of 51-63 cm, which means that the tail is approximately half the length of the animal. The weight is from 3.6 to 6 kg.

Hound of cockroaches hunt separately at night on the tree. They eat insects, insects, birds and small vertebrates, but most fruit is favored. During the day they sleep. When the turtles are sprayed with radiation spray from two lines near the anus to protect the body.

Two-year-old birch puppies. Cubs have been around for about 3 months.

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