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
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.