|Common Name||Common Palm Civet|
|Scientific Name||Paradoxurus hermaphroditus|
|Alternate Names||Asian Palm Civet, Luwak, Mentawai Palm Civet, Musang, Musang Luwak, Musang Pulut, Onion Thief, Toddy Cat, Tree-Dog, Weasel Cat, Wood-Dog|
|Least Concern||Crepuscular, Nocturnal||Solitary||Omnivore|
|Asia||Forest, Shrubland, Grassland, Artificial/Terrestrial, Introduced Vegetation|
|38 cm. | 15 in.||43-72 kg. | 17-28 in.|
|1-5 kg. | 4-11 lb.||15-25 yr.|
The common palm civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus,) also known as the “Asian palm civet” or “toddy cat” is the most common of the civet species and resides in Asia. Not much is known about this civet’s behaviors as it’s shy, nocturnal, and arboreal, leading it to hide amongst the trees at night to evade predators. With numerous subspecies categorized within this species, the common palm civet can have a multitude of different appearances and variations.