Common Palm Civet

Common palm civets have plantigrade feet, naked soles, semi-retractile claws, and partly fused toes that make them excellent climbers.

Having plantigrade feet, common palm civets walk like bears and racoons, with their entire sole on the ground. They have naked soles, their claws are semi-retractile, and their third and fourth toes are partly fused. All these features make them excellent climbers and help them as they hunt.

Sources: (Burton, 1968; Larivière, 2003; Nelson, 2013; Wemmer & Murtaugh, 1981)
Image: Jordy Meow


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