Masked Palm Civet


Masked palm civet head and body length (HB) ranges between 580—605 mm. They live in Himalayas, southern China, Taiwan, Southeast Asia, Sumatra, and Borneo. Beside primary forest, this civet can also tolerate disturbed habitat such as secondary forests, plantations, and gardens.


Masked palm civet is considered as Least Concern in IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The main factor that threatens its population is pet trading and production of Luwak Coffee.



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