Thought I would share something a little different with you today, a young Small Indian Civet. I was up at Khao Kheow Open Zoo's animal hospital yesterday afternoon having a fun time trying to capture more images of four different species of young animals – a white-handed gibbon, a brown capuchin, a ring-tailed lemur, and a red-shanked douc langur – when my friend Nok asked me whether I'd like to see another new animal …... what a question to ask!
Though catlike in appearance, civets are not felines, they belong to the suborder of carnivore known as Feliformia. Civets are native to tropical Asia and Africa. The Small Indian Civet is found throughout South and Southeast Asia and, due to its widespread geographical distribution, widespread habitat use and healthy populations living in agricultural and secondary landscapes, their numbers in the wild are so plentiful that they are listed on IUCN Conservation Status List as Least Concern.
Thank you for your interest and wishing you a spellbinding weekend ahead!