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Monthly Archive 4 March 2021

Banded Civet


Civets belong to a group of mammals that I hadn’t seen before. They are sometimes called civetcat, but personally I don’t really see a cat in them. They are also known for the special coffee that is made by giving a civet a certain coffee berry to eat and the pit that is found afterwards in de civets poo would apparently make very tasty coffee… On Borneo a total of eight species occur and during my Borneo trip in October 2019 these animals were mostly a ‘bycatch’ while I was looking for cats. Since they are pretty cool mammals and I did manage to see five of the eight species, hereby a civetspecial!