Asian Palm Civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus)
Scientific classification:
Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Chordata
Class : Mammalia
Order : Carnivora
Family : Viverridae
Genus : Paradoxurus
Species : hermaphroditus
Scientific name : Paradoxurus hermaphroditus
Important Facts
Body length 60 cm.
Weight 2.7– 4.5 kg.
Tail length 60 cm.
Litter size 3 - 4
Gestation period 60 days
Life span 9 -11 years
The Asian Palm Civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus), also known as the Common Palm Civet or the Toddy Cat, is a cat-sized mammal in the family Viverridae native to south-east Asia and southern China.
Native to south-east Asia and southern China.
They eat small vertebrates, insects, ripe fruits and seeds. They are very fond of palm sap; therefore their common name is Common Palm Civet. The palm civet is also fond of coffee cherries.
Its primary food source is fruit such as Egg (1 each), seasonal fruits, milk (0.25 ml), bread, and buffalo calf meat (0.25 kg)