Saturday 7 June 2008

Photo of the Day #7: Owston's Civet

Owston's civets (or Owston's palm civets/ Owston's banded civets)
Chrotogale owstoni (Thomas, 1912)
Viverridae; Carnivora; Mammalia; Chordata
Paradise Wildlife Park, Broxbourne, Herts
May 2008

This is a rare species of civet (cat-like carnivore) from Indochina only present in 2 UK zoos, in which the civets have had fantastic breeding success. It is classed as Vulnerable by the IUCN.

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