Binturong

Binturong

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.

Arctitis binturong

Omnivore

Southeast Asia

Rainforests

Binturongs sleep much of the day. The binturong at Zoo Atlanta likes to spend time on her specially-constructed hammock near the front of the habitat, so you can get an up-close view of this animal on most days. On colder or rainier days, she will generally will move to her indoor heated area.

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