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Otter Civet










Latin Name Cynogale bennettii
Conservation Status Endangered
Location South East Asia
Colour Agouti
Length 57.5 - 67.5 cms (22.6 - 26.6 inches)
Tail 13 - 20.5 cms (5 - 8 inches)
Weight 3 - 5 kgs (6.6 - 11 lbs)
Life Expectancy

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Main Characteristics

Otter Civets have a body length between 57.5 and 67.5 cms (22.6 - 26.6 inches), a tail length between 13 and 20.5 cms (5 - 8 inches) and they weigh between 3 and 5 kgs (6.6 - 11 lbs).

Their fur is agouti - pale at the base and dark at the tip - with grey hairs intermingled, giving them a frosted appearance and they have very long, numerous whiskers.

They are well adapted for their semi-aquatic lifestyle, with their nose and ears being able to completely close.

Habitat

Otter Civets can be found near rivers and swampy areas of the Thai-Malay Peninsula and on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra.

Diet

Otter Civets feed on fish, crayfish, mollusks small mammals and birds.

Breeding


Predators



Subspecies

Subspecies of the Otter Civet are:

Cynogale bennettii bennettii
Cynogale bennettii lowei

Interesting Facts

Otter Civets are also known as:
Mampalon

Similar Animals

Malayan Civet
Large Indian Civet
Small Indian Civet
Large-Spotted Civet
Malabar Large-Spotted Civet
Binturong

 


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