Binturong live mostly in trees, but they can’t leap between trees due to their heavy and slow paced posture.


Binturong is classified as vulnerable by IUCN Red List, the population has decline for more than 30% for the last 30 years. Habitat loss, pet trade, and bushmeat trade are the main threats for binturong’s population. Even though protected by Indonesian law (Peraturan Pemerintah No. 7/1999), this species is still one of popular pets among “Musang Lovers”.



Payne, J., C. M. Francis, and K. Phillipps. 1985. A Field Guide to the Mammals of Borneo. 3rd Revised edition edition. Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia : Kuala Lumpur: The Sabah Society.