The Binturong

The binturong, also known as the bearcat due to its prehensile tail, fascinates with its thick fur and long tail adeptly used to move through trees. This amazing mammal from Southeast Asia embodies unique adaptation to arboreal life, adding a distinctive note to the region’s wildlife diversity.

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Keyfacts about the Binturong

80 cm

Average Size

20 kg

Average Weight

92 days

Gestation Period


Identity Card

  • Name: Binturong
  • Latin name: Arctictis binturong
  • Origin: Southeast Asia
  • IUCN Status: Vulnerable
  • CITES: Appendix II
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Binturong in the Philipines


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