Bearcats: Know more about them

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Published on February 17, 2014

Author: berisojf

Source: slideshare.net

Prepared by: Joana Faye R. Beriso

Palawan Bearcat • Also known as Binturong • A nocturnal animal that is neither a bear nor a cat but a species of civet • Its head and body measures 61 to 96 centimeters in combined length • Can live up to 20 years

Habitat • Its natural habitat is in trees of forest canopy in rainforest of South-east asia • What makes it endemic in Palawan is that the subspecies Arctictis binturong whitei can only be found there

Food • They are omnivorous • They feed mainly on fruits but they also eat birds, rodents and such

Reproductive Conditions • The bearcats attain sexual maturity after about two years. • Female Binturongs are believed to be capable of timing the birth of their offspring • They were born blind and cannot hear and rely solely on their mother to provide them with milk. • Weaned by the time they are 2 months old and reach their adult size after a year.

Biodiversity • The Binturong’s fur can be used as medicine • Their musk glands emit an odor reminiscent of popcorn • Binturongs are sometimes kept as pets • They are listed by the IUCN as a endangered species

References Images: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • http://panaylakbay.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Calauit19-1024x683.jpg http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2148/5748240804_5d71280ee0.jpg http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8287/7779656530_588bf3832c_z.jpg http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5458/8928118127_ab0c230392_z.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f5/Binturong_area.png http://www.pcsd.ph/photo_gallery/fauna/fauna01.jpg http://www.dutchpickle.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/palawan-bearcat-binturong-017.jpg http://www.dutchpickle.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/palawan-bearcat-binturong-001.jpg http://www.dutchpickle.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/palawan-bearcat-binturong-017.jpg http://i.imgur.com/Zk5ix.jpg http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2013/109/c/4/palawan_bearcat_by_seikiunne11-d62bq1r.jpg http://images.colourbox.com/thumb_COLOURBOX5971450.jpg http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2699/4469277317_ee170e9076.jpg http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3368/3420685251_bf08e14887_z.jpg http://project7100365.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/bearcat.jpg?w=551 http://i612.photobucket.com/albums/tt207/moy1moy1/BearCat.jpg http://www.infotheken.net/Zoo/binturong1.jpg

References Web pages: • • • • • • • • http://cheryl.hubpages.com/hub/rare-and-exotic-wildllife-of-the-philippines http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/270187/newstv/tonightwitharnoldclavi o/three-of-the-philippines-most-threatened-endemic-species http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/41690/0 http://wildlife-nature.knoji.com/facts-about-the-palawan-bearcat/ http://thewebsiteofeverything.com/animals/mammals/Carnivora/Viverridae/Arcti ctis/Arctictis-binturong.html http://a-z-animals.com/animals/binturong/ http://www.theanimalfiles.com/mammals/carnivores/binturong.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binturong

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