Story Book Character or Owston’s Palm Civet?

Story Book Character or Owston's Palm Civet?
Chrotagale owstoni, Owston's palm civetimage credit: carnivore-pangolin.org

Chrotagale owstoni, Owston's palm civetimage credit: zooborns.com

Chrotagale owstoni, Owston's palm civetimage credit: zooborns.com

Chrotagale owstoni, Owston's palm civetimage credit: zooborns.com

Chrotagale owstoni, Owston's palm civetimage credit: news.xinhuanet.com
Habitat: northern Vietnam, northern Laos, and southern China
Status: Vulnerable

Owston’s Palm Civet looks like something out of a Dr. Seuss book to me. It has a long snout which makes some people believe it resembles a large shrew. They grow to be around 23 inches in length with a tail adding on an additional 17 inches.

Much like the Helmet Vanga I just posted about, next to nothing is known about the Owston’s Palm Civet’s life history in the wild. Almost all the information we have on it has been garnered through captive breeding programs.

If you are interested in learning more about conservation efforts for this creature & how you can help support it, you can visit the Carnivore & Pangolin Conservation Program’s website.

And here’s a short little clip if you just wanna check out the creatures moving around at the Shaldon Zoo in the UK:

& those great pictures were from a Zooborn’s post on this creature.