binturong, bearcat (Arctictis binturong)
Binturong (Arctictis binturong) - Rare Species Conservation Centre, Kent, England - Sunday October 12th 2008.
Date 12 October 2008, 15:15
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Author Keven Law from Los Angeles, USA http://www.flickr.com/people/66164549@N00
The binturong (Arctictis binturong), also known as bearcat, is a viverrid native to South and Southeast Asia. Although called 'bearcat', this omnivorous mammal is neither related to bears nor cats but to the palm civets of Asia. It is a monotypic genus. Its genus name Arctictis means ‘bear-weasel’, from Greek arkt- ‘bear’ + iktis ‘weasel’. In 1822, Thomas Stamford Raffles first described a specimen from Malacca. In Riau, Indonesia it was known as tenturun.
Species: Arctictis binturong (Raffles, 1822)