Scientific name : Arctictis binturong
Order/Family : Carnivora/Viverridae
IUCN: VU (Vulneration)
The Binturong (Arctictis binturong) is also known as the Asian Bearcat.
It is a species of the family Viverridae, which includes the civets and genets. It is neither a bear nor a cat. Its natural habitat is in trees of forest canopy in rainforest of Laos, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.
It sleeps on branches. It eats primarily fruit, but also has been known to eat eggs, shoots, leaves, and small animals, such as rodents or birds. The Binturong can live over 20 years in captivity. Its body is covered with coarse and thick black fur. The tail, bushy and fully prehensile, can act as a fifth hand and is nearly as long as the animal's own length. The ears of the Binturong are small and rounded, and it has small eyes.