Banded palm civet

Banded palm civet is a small carnivore with sharp claws. They can grow 500–565 mm long, active mostly in the night and eat earthworms, insects, and other small animals.


The population of banded palm civet is declining, with more than 30% over the last 15 years. The threats including over-exploitation, decline in habitat quality, habitat destruction, and degradation. It is listed under Appendix II of CITES, but there are growing “civet lovers community” that take this species, perhaps from wild, as pets animal.



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