Conservation Status: Near Threatened
Habitat: Forest, brush, savanna, or mountains
Weight: 2-6 lbs
Average Lifespan: 11-13 years
Gestation Period: 32-64 days
Number of Young: 1-2
- Name "banded civet" refers to the broad stripes on the body.
- They are solitary creatures, with the male & female only coming together to breed.
- They have sharp, retractable claws.
- Banded palm civet is ground-dwelling creature, but it climbs on the trees with ease to find food and avoid predators.
- Banded palm civet is active during the night (nocturnal animal). It sleeps during the day hidden inside the caves, holes in the trees and man-made objects.
- To transport the young, the female will pick them up and carry them in their mouth.