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Binturong Arctictis binturong

Animals in our sanctuary

Philippe
Date of birth
26-04-2005
Date of arrival
17-11-2015
Philippe

Philippe comes from a bankrupt animal park in the Netherlands.


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Features

Size:
61 - 96 cm / staart 55 - 89 cm
Nutrition:
Aas, fruit, vogels, vis, blad en jonge scheuten.
Weight:
7.6 tot 14 kg
Age:
Tot 13 jaar in de natuur; 25 jaar in gevangenschap
Gestation:
3 maanden
Status:
Kwetsbaar
Family:
Environment:
Zuidoost-Azië in dichtbegroeide bossen.
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Zuidoost-Azië

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.

Fun fact

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.

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