Asian Palm Civet Paradoxurus hermaphroditus

Asian Palm Civet
Asian Palm Civet
Asian Palm Civet
The Palm Civet, also called Asian Palm Civet to distinguish from Owston's, is native to South and Southeast Asia. They are named after their tendency to drink palm sap, but they are omnivores eating mainly insects and fruit.
Asian Palm Civet
Asian Palm Civet
Asian Palm Civet
Palm Civets are mainly nocturnal and partly arboreal. They have reversible ankle joints to assist in climbing up and down trees. There are many subspecies across their range. Some have spotted coats and face markings vary. Eating berries and fruit allows the seeds to pass through their system for propagation in the forest. This has also led to Palm Civets being held in captivity and fed coffee cherries; the part fermented coffee beans are then collected from their faeces to make a trendy, low-caffeine, different-tasting coffee.