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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.]


(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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During coffee season, the wild civets, called binturong, and the musang, eat the cherries from the coffee trees.
Plenty, among them the tiny tarsier monkey (right), only 3-6 inches high, and the disappearing binturong or bearcat (lower right).
Body parts from other animals and the corpse of a binturong, a protected species known as a bearcat, were also found at the Tiger Temple in western Thailand.
Also on display was the body of a Binturong, a protected species commonly known as a bearcat, which the authorities found with the cub carcasses.
Imelda the 'bearcat' is the newest member of Kirkleatham Owl Centre's outreach team and the Palawan binturong may be visiting your school in the future.
Miyabi Nakabayashi, Abdul Hamid Ahmad and Shiro Kohshima, 2015, Fruit selection of a binturong (Arctictis binturong) by focal animal sampling in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.
His favorite is the binturong, a mammal from Borneo, an island in Asia.
Besides four big cat species--snow leopards, clouded leopards, common leopards and tigers other worth-seeing wildlife includes dholes, wolves, Asiatic black bears, the red panda, the binturong, civets and elephants as well as macaques, gibbons and the slow loris.
Smaller carnivores include red panda, red fox, yellow-throated marten, Eurasian otter, Oriental small-clawed otter, spotted linsang, binturong, common palm civet, small Indian civet, large Indian civet, masked palm civet, marbled cat, fishing cat, Asiatic golden cat, and two species of mongoose.
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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.