AsIaN pAlm CiVeT

Paradoxurus hermaphroditus



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•Native to south and south-east Asia.

•Tolerant of a broad range of habitats.

•Weighs 2-5kg.

•Solitary except for brief periods during mating.


•Omnivores utilizing fruits such as berries and pulpy fruits as a major food source, and thus help to maintain tropical forest ecosystems via seed dispersal.

•In some parts of their range they are hunted for bush meat and the pet trade. There has been a rise in the numbers found in markets in Java and Bali. The majority of the animals sold as pets originate from the wild. 

•Deforestation for palm oil plantations is a huge threat to civets and other rainforest species.

•The production of Kopi Luwak coffee is a major threat to wild populations of Asian palm civets.

Evergreen and deciduous forest, seasonally flooded peat swamp forest, mangroves.