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Mammalia > Carnivora > Viverridae > Arctictis

Arctictis binturong Raffles, 1821 – Binturong

Taxonomic Notes:

This species is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species ( 

Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

This species is distributed in the southeast Asia. In India it is found in NE Indian states. It is arboreal, and active in day and night. It is mostly solitary and omnivorous 

Conservation Status:

This species is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (

According to IUCN Red List assessment, population of this species is decreasing all over its range. There are no estimates of its population available. Threat to its survival come from habitat loss, agriculture, logging, mining, trapping and hunting.

Mammalia > Carnivora > Viverridae > Arctictis

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bayani, A. 2022. Arctictis binturong Raffles, 1821 – Binturong. A. Bayani, R. Chakravarty, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (editors). Mammals of India, v. 1.13. editors.
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