Banded Palm Civet

Hemigalus derbyanus

Civets look like a cross between a rat and a weasel, but they actually belong to a group of lesser known carnivores that includes civets, genets and linsangs. Banded palm civets are solitary night hunters equipped with tiny teeth for eating small prey such as insects, worms and crustaceans.


Fact File

Species @ Risk Image
where to see themWhere to see them: Night Hunters
lengthLength: 1.3 to 1.7 ft
weightWeight: 2 to 6.5 lbs
life expectancyLife Expectancy: 13 yrs
ecological roleEcological Role: Carnivore
habitatHabitat: Forest
dietDiet: Insects, worms, spiders, frogs, crustaceans
exclamationRisk Status: [email protected] (IUCN--Vulnerable)