Binturong Arctictis binturong
Animals in our sanctuary
Philippe comes from a bankrupt animal park in the Netherlands.
- 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.
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