January 2018: Common Palm Civet

Common Name   Common Palm Civet
Scientific Name   Paradoxurus hermaphroditus
Alternate Names   Alamid, Amunin, Asian Palm Civet, Basa Sanda, Bham, Bham Beral, Bijju, Cầy Vòi đốm, Cầy Vòi Hương, Fleckenmusang, Gondho Gokul, Ii Hěn, Indisk Palmmård, Johamal, Kabar Bijju, Kabbekku, Kandechor, Khatash, Közönséges Pálmasodró, Łaskun Muzang, Loewak, Luwak, Maranai, Marapatti, Mentawai Palm Civet, Motit, Musang, Musang Luwak, Musang Pulut, Onion Thief, Punugina Bekku, PuLi.ngaa Maajjar, Punugu Pilli, Saliapatini, Shairel, Toddy Cat, Tree-Dog, Uguduwa, Vaniyar, Weasel Cat, Wood-Dog, Xatash
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Carnivora Viverridae Paradoxurus
  Least Concern   Asia  Crepuscular, Nocturnal   Solitary   Omnivore
 Unknown  17-28 in.
 4-11 lbs.  15-25 yrs.
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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.

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