Large Indian Civet

Laos is home to many different kinds of civets, making it one of the most important places in the world for civet diversity. Civets are small to medium size (5-20kg) mammals that are largely active at night. This photo shows a Large Indian Civet. National laws allow rural communities to hunt most civets for subsistence but it is illegal to sell the meat in urban markets. [Nam Et-Phou Louey; managed species]




Masked Palm Civet




Common Palm Civet



Small Indian Civet

These three photos show three different species of civets from first to last, Masked Palm Civet , Common Palm Civet and Small Indian Civet. Palm civets spend most of their time in trees eating fruits and small animals. [Nam Et-Phou Louey; managed species]



Owston’s Civet
This is the first photo of the Owston's Civet in the wild in Laos, taken in Nam Et-Phou Louey in April 2003. The Owston's Civet occurs only in parts of Laos, Vietnam, and China. In Laos, it also found in Khammouane Province on the Lao-Vietnam border. [protected species]



Spotted Linsang
The Spotted Linsang is less than 5 kg in size is among the smallest of the civets. It is relatively uncommon across Laos. [protected species]




Although Binturong spend most of their time in the trees, here one crosses along the ground in front of the camera in the Nam Kading NPA. Binturong is the largest member of the civet family, weighing up to 20kg. It has been heavily hunted and traded in the pastpears to be relatively uncommon. [managed species]



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