Binturong Arctictis binturong
- 61 - 96 cm / staart 55 - 89 cm
- Aas, fruit, vogels, vis, blad en jonge scheuten.
- 7.6 tot 14 kg
- Tot 13 jaar in de natuur; 25 jaar in gevangenschap
- 3 maanden
- Zuidoost-Azië in dichtbegroeide bossen.
Animals in our sanctuary
Philippe comes from a bankrupt animal park in the Netherlands.
Where does he feel most at home?
The binturong lives in the rain forests found in the South of Asia. They prefer to live on a mountain side. In some countries they’re kept as pets.
What's his favourite food?
They’re omnivorous; they like fruits, especially berries, but will eat leaves, browse, insects, eggs and small rodents as well. If a bird is captured, it will be eaten with feathers and everything.
The binturong will spend most of its life in a tree. They’re the only civet catlike animals and one of the few predators with a gripping tail. The tail is used for balance and support when reaching for a branch with fruit on.Adopt this Binturong