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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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OUR AT The diary was discovered when staff began building the binturong enclosure last year and featured Eileen's handwritten records about the 1969 ungulate section.
The other is for confiscated leopard cats, civets, the binturong or bearcat -- which has been compared to a dust-mop that smells like fresh popcorn -- and the pangolin, an armadillo-like animal whose meat and scales can command $500 a pound on the menus or in the folk-cure apothecaries of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
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The candidate will be working with the zoo's extensive carnivore collection includingAmur tigers, Amur leopards, snow leopards, cheetahs, otters, meerkats and binturong.
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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).
Camera trapping was used to capture on film large, wary mammals, including Bearded pig, sambar deer, and binturong, and these are listed in "Large Mammals" by Mohd-Azlan Jayasilan, Andrew Alek Tuen, Alfanso Mckenzie Simon, Gilbert Paul Jenis, Engkamat Lading, Dayang Nuriza and Mustafa Abdul Rahman.
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.
His favorite is the binturong, a mammal from Borneo, an island in Asia.