Also known as a bear cat, this animal is neither a bear nor a cat, but a civet.

  • Scientific Name: Arctictis binturong
  • Range: Tropical rain forests in Southeast Asia
  • Status in the Wild: Vulnerable
  • Location in the Zoo: Off-Exhibit: See this animal in a Meet the Keeper Talk in Natural Encounters
  • Cool Animal Fact: The binturong is one of only two carnivores with a prehensile tail, the other being the kinkajou. Its tail helps it skilfully traverse the canopy of tall tropical forests.