Masked Palm Civet Paguma larvata

Masked Palm Civet
Masked Palm Civet
The Masked Palm Civet is native to Himalayan South Asia and much of Southeast Asia. It has several subspecies over its range. Shown is the Sumatran White-masked Palm Civet, also, bizarrely, called the White-bearded, native to forests on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Some authorities give it full species status as P. leucomystx.
Masked Palm Civet
White-masked Palm Civet
Sumatran White-bearded Civet
Palm Civets are named after their tendency to drink palm sap, but they are omnivores eating insects, rodents, reptiles and amphibians as well as some friut. They have unspotted/unstriped coats with dark legs/feet and a variable white and/or black mask.
Masked Palm Civet
White-masked Palm Civet
Sumatran White-bearded Civet
They are partly arboreal, mainly nocturnal and solitary. They are endangered by habitat loss and the bushmeat trade and are also captured as pets.