Common Palm Civet

Common Palm Civet

Male common palm civets have much larger ranges than females.

Generally, Asian palm civets remain in forested areas during the majority of their life in a typical area ranging from 1.4 to 50 square kilometers. Throughout the night, they travel several hundred meters, with a mean distance of 215 meters, mostly in the search of food.

Several studies on the range and movement habits of Asian palm civets have used radio-tracking collars. They found that males have much larger ranges than females, at 17 square kilometers and 2 square kilometers, respectively.

Sources: (Duckworth, et al., 2016; Grassman, 1998; Nelson, 2013; Rabinowitz, 1991)
Image: Praveenp

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