These medium-sized mammals may weigh sometimes up to 50 pounds. They use their prehensile tails and specialized wrists and ankles to maneuver about rainforest trees in search of fruits, bird eggs or small animals.
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Binturongs sleep much of the day. The binturong at Zoo Atlanta likes to spend time on his specially-constructed hammock near the rear corner of the habitat, but you can usually get an up-close view of this animal on most days. On colder or rainier days, he will generally move to his indoor heated area.