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Banded Palm Civet

Banded Palm Civet Range Map (South East Asia)
Banded Palm Civet Range Map
(South East Asia)

Latin Name Hemigalus derbyanus
Conservation Status Vulnerable
Location South East Asia
Colour Buff with Dark Bands
Length 46 - 50 cms (18 - 20 inches)
Tail 25 - 33 cms (10 - 13 inches)
Weight 1 - 3 Kgs (2.2 - 6.6 lbs)
Life Expectancy

Up to 12 Yrs (in Captivity)

Main Characteristics

Banded Palm Civets have a body length between 46 and 50 cms (18 - 20 inches), a tail length between 25 and 33 cms (10 - 13 inches) and they weigh between 1 and 3 kgs (2.2 - 6.6 lbs).

They have a short, dense coat that is buff in colour with 4 - 5 dark bands on their back.


Banded Palm Civets can be found in the forests of south east Asia.


Banded Palm Civets mainly feed on earthworms and insects, but they have been known to eat fruit.


Banded Palm Civets give birth to litters of 1 - 2 youngsters.



Subspecies of the Banded Palm Civet are:

Hemigalus derbyanus boiei
Hemigalus derbyanus derbyanus
Hemigalus derbyanus minor
Hemigalus derbyanus sipora

Interesting Facts

Similar Animals

African Palm Civet
Asian Palm Civet
Hose's Palm Civet
Jerdon's Palm Civet
Masked Palm Civet
Owston's Palm Civet
Small-Toothed Palm Civet
Sulawesi Palm Civet


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