| Latin Name
| Conservation Status
||S E & E Asia
||Dark Grey or Brown
||33 - 43 cms (13 - 17 inches)
||15 - 23 cms (6 - 9 inches)
||1 - 3 Kgs (2.2 - 6.5 lbs)
| Life Expectancy
Burmese Ferret-Badgers have a body length between 33 and 43 cms (13 - 17 inches), a tail length between 15 and 23 cms (6 - 9 inches) and they weigh between 1 and 3 kgs (2.25 - 6.5 lbs).
They are dark grey or brown in colour with white or yellow patches on their cheeks and in between their eyes. They also have a thin white or yellow stripe on the top of their head and neck.
If they feel threatened they emit an offensive anal gland odour and they have a hard bite.
Burmese Ferret-Badgers can be found in the grasslands and forests of east and south east Asia. They are active at night.
Burmese Ferret-Badgers feed on insects, snails, small mammals, birds, frogs, eggs and fruit.
Little is known about reproduction in the Burmese Ferret-Badger. They usually give birth to a litter of 3 young, just before the rainy season.
Larger carnivores are likely to prey upon Ferret-Badgers.
Subspecies of the Burmese Ferret-Badger include:
Melogale personata laotum
Melogale personata nipalensis
Melogale personata personata
Melogale personata pierrei
Melogale personata tonquinia
Burmese Ferret-Badgers are also known as: