Kingdom : Animalia
                         Class : Mammalia
                      Family : Viverridae
       Scientific Name : Hemigalus Derbyanus

                         Type : Mammal
                     Size(H) : 43cm - 71cm
                                       (17in - 28in)
                     Weight : 1.4kg -4.5kg 
                                       (3lbs - 10lbs)
                 Life Span : 15 - 20 years

                      Colour : Black, White, Grey, 
                                      Yellow, Brown, Tan
                 Skin Type : Fur
Distinctive Features : Elongated body and
                                     snout with sharp , 
                                      pointed teeth
  1. The Banded Palm civets are rare species of civets found in south-east Asian tropical forests.
  2. They have distinctive tan and black striped coat of fur, which helps them camouflage.
  3. They are closely related to weasels and mongooses and are not feline.
  4. They are solitary and nocturnal ground-dwelling animals.
  5. They are known to be extremely territorial.
  6. They climb trees to protect themselves from predators and in search of food.
  7. The female Banded Palm Civet gives birth to around 4 young ones after a 2-month gestation.
  8. They are carnivores feeding on rodents, lizards, snakes, frogs and insects.
  9. Sometimes, they also feed on fruits and flowers of palms, mangoes and coffee.
  10. Their main predators are large predatory cats and large reptiles.
  11. Their average lifespan ranges from 15 to 20 years.
  12. Habitat loss and deforestation pose a big threat to the Banded Palm Civets.

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