Masked Palm Civet

Masked Palm Civet (Paguma larvata)


The masked palm civet or gem-faced civet is a civet species. In morphology the masked palm civet resembles other palm civets, but does not have spots or stripes. Its fur is reddish to grey, and it has a black and white facial mask. Its tail is more than two-third the length of head and body. It has three mammae. Masked Palm Civet is feeding on rats and birds as well as on fruit such as figs, mangoes, bananas, and leaves.