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 (bĭn-to͝or′ông, -ŏng)
A civet (Arctictis binturong) of Southeast Asia with a long prehensile tail. Also called bearcat.

[Malay binturong.]
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(ˈbɪntjʊˌrɒŋ; bɪnˈtjʊərɒŋ)
(Animals) an arboreal SE Asian viverrine mammal, Arctictis binturong, closely related to the palm civets but larger and having long shaggy black hair
[from Malay]
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Noun1.binturong - arboreal civet of Asia having a long prehensile tail and shaggy black hairbinturong - arboreal civet of Asia having a long prehensile tail and shaggy black hair
civet, civet cat - cat-like mammal typically secreting musk used in perfumes
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Miyabi Nakabayashi, Abdul Hamid Ahmad and Shiro Kohshima, 2015, Fruit selection of a binturong (Arctictis binturong) by focal animal sampling in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.
During this time, respiratory illness developed in a 12-year-old male American badger (Taxidea taxus taxus), a 19-year-old female Bornean binturong (Arctictis binturong penicillatus), and a 7-year-old blackfooted ferret (Mustela nigripes) housed in a San Diego zoological garden.
Order Family Taxon Primates Cercopithecidae Macuca fascicularis Pholidota Manidae Manis culionensis Carnivora Felidae Prionailurus bengalensis Mustelidae Amblonyx cinereus Mephitidae Mydaus marchei Herpestidae Herpestes brachyurus Viverridae Paradoxurus hermaphroditus Arctictis binturong Artiodactyla Cervidae Axis/Cervus spp.