Large Indian Civet (Viverra zibetha)

Interesting :

Size of large Indian civet is biggest in comparing to any other species of civets. Its body is gray or brown-yellow in color. It has black marking spots scattered around its body. At the side of its neck, there are 3 black vertical marking and 2 white vertical marking bands. From both side of its shoulders, it has long black stripes passed to its tail base. It has black hair pointed up from its head to tail base. At tail tip, there are alternated black and white banded rings. Its fingertips are dark-brown in color.

Habitat :

It is found in Nepal, India, Myanmar, Thailand, Southern part of China, Lao, Cambodia, and Malaysia. In Thailand, it is found in very part especially Southern.

Food :

It eats chickens, birds, rats, snakes, frogs, small green frogs, fishes, crabs, insects, insect eggs, as well as fruits and young shoots.

Behavior :

It stays in dense or thick forests or fields. It is usually found on ground than on trees, as it is not keen on climbing. It makes a living alone at nighttime. During daytime, it resides around dense stifling areas in soil hollow that has trees covered.

Current Status :

Near Threatened

Reproductive :

It is mature and ready for mating at the age of 2 years. One litter contains 2 – 4 young.

Point of view :

Update : 06 April 2017