This article is about a small bear with a cat leash, a super-strong shrew and other unusual brothers of our little ones. Binturong or philipino bearcat walking on the trees, Palawan, Philippines
Are you familiar with binturongs? This cute animal lives in tropical forests in India, Vietnam, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines.
This is a big cat with a bear leash or a small bear with a cat leash. His name is translated from Malaysian as “cat bear”. Binturong walks clumsily on the ground like a bear and is strange and unpredictable like a cat. He has a long tail, with which the animal clings to branches and grabs fruit.
Binturong swims well and loves to eat fish. In general, he eats everything that happens, and he loves sweets very much. An animal is not dangerous for a person. He willingly goes to contact and easily learns.
Binturongs could well conquer the Internet, because they are as cute as cats and are just as cute. However, few dare to keep a cat bear at home. The fact is that both males and females are very smelly and mark the territory too often.
They say that their secret smells like fried popcorn or corn chips. It’s not the worst smell, but there may be too much fried popcorn. By the way, the secret of binturong is valued and used in perfumery. It is added for the stability of the perfume aroma.
And even they are ready to run around the house almost all day, unlike cats, which usually choose deep night for this activity. Bearcats live no more than 10 years in the wild, but they can live a quarter of a century in the zoo.