January 2018: Common Palm Civet

Common Palm Civet

Common Palm Civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus)

It’s the beginning of a new year! This month’s featured animal species is the common palm civet, one of the most common members of the Viverridae family within the larger Mammalia class.



Learn more about the Least Concern common palm civet. Watch videos, view images, and read through publications and other resources all about this small mammal on the January 2018 FaunaFocus page, a hub for civet research, media, and discovery. Learn even more about this shy creature by checking FaunaFocus.com and @FaunaFocus on Twitter daily for bite-sized FaunaFacts.



Let inspiration strike! Create something with the common palm civet in mind, whether it be a fictional story, simple poem, layered watercolor, interpretive dance, whatever medium you most resonate with! Do you see abstractions in the civet’s markings? Does the civet’s arboreal habitat inspire you? Whether you’re a beginner or a professional, everyone has the ability to create. Try something new or hone your craft. Just let the common palm civet spark your imagination!



Let’s focus on the common palm civet together! Find a family of wildlife-lovers on the FaunaFocus Twitch Stream Team or in the FaunaFocus Discord Server, or browse the hashtag #FaunaFocus to find more animal-themed content! Livestream your creative process or record it in a video. Tweet about your own research and findings, or discuss and identify in the Discord channels. Post your sketches, works-in-progress, and final creations on the social media of your choice. Don’t forget the hashtag!



For an extra challenge, enter the Fauna Free-For-All! Submit your best common palm civet-inspired creation to be live-judged on Twitch at the end of the month. Allow your artwork to be critiqued to find your strengths and weaknesses and improve your work in the future. All artists, art-forms, and media are eligible, just don’t miss the deadline!





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