Animal Discovery - Binturong
Binturong [bin-too r-awng, -ong]
The Binturong, also known as the "bearcat", has a face like a cat and a stride like a bear. It is said to smell like popcorn!
They are native to South and Southeast Asia, hiding out in the canopies in the tropical forests, preferring to hang out in thicker vegetation.
These bearcats sport shaggy, coarse fur that ranges from grey to black in color. Weighing in at an average of about 19 lbs, they support themselves on short, stocky legs.
From head to tail, they measure at about 90cm, and their tail alone measures about the same length as their body. Not only is their tail huge, it is also prehensile and very strong.
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