The binturong, also known as bearcat, belongs to the Viverridae family, an ancient group of small- to medium-sized mammals found only in the Old World. They live in dense tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia. Binturong smell like buttered popcorn due to their scent glands found just under the tail.
The binturong has been assessed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List because of a declining population trend that is estimated at more than 30% over the last three decades. The main threats to binturongs are habitat destruction, hunting, and the wildlife trade.
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