Himalayan Palm Civet (Paguma larvata)
Himalayan Palm Civet is also known as “Masked Palm Civet”..
The young open their eyes after about nine days.
They are very helpful to seed dispersal.
|Description:||A larger Palm Civet of hill forests, the Himalayan Palm Civet is a dark brown to black civet with grayish- buff under parts.|
|Size:||Male: 51 to76 cm Female: 51 to 76 cm|
|Height:||Male: 30 to 32 cm Female: 30 to 32 cm|
|Weight:||Male: 3.6 to 6 kg Female: 3.6 to 6 kg|
|Diet:||Fruits, invertebrates, reptiles and small mammals.|
|Sexual maturity:||Male: 11 to 12 months Female: 11 to 12 months|
|Estrous phase:||4 days|
|Gestation Period:||60 days|
|Young per birth:||2 to 5 young|
|Life span:||In wild: 16 to 20 years In captivity: 24 years|
|Habitat:||Near montane forests and human habitation.|
|Distribution:||India (Himalayan region), Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and China.|
|Current Population Status:||Decreasing|
|IUCN Red List Status:||Least Concern|