- Domain Eukarya - Contains all animals, every cell has a nucleus and does not contain prokaryotes.
- Kingdom Animalia - All animals that are in Kingdom Animalia are multicellar, heterotrophs, and they do not contain prokaryotes.
- Phylum Chordata - It has a bilateral system, every animal has a complete digestive system and has a bony or cartilaginous endoskeletonbony or cartilaginous exoskeletonbony or cartilaginous endoskeleton.
- Subphylum Vertebrata - They are vertebrates, movements provided by muscles attached to exoskeleton and a ventral heart with two to four chambers.
- Class Mammalia - Includes 5000 species in 26 orders, everything in class mammalia has hair at some point of developement and they are causally greatly in size.
- Order Carnivora - Occupy every type of terrestrial habitat, tend to be medium in size and usualy long-lived animals.
- Family Viverridae - In Viverridae the animals have long bodies with short legs, currently 34 species and are usualy nocturnal hunters.
- Genus Arctictis - Includes only the binturong
- Species: Binturong
- Height: 30 to 40 centimeters
- Length: 61 to 96 centimeters when its tail is 56 to 89 centimeters
- Weight: 9 to 14 kg
- Color: The binturong has all black fur but on the head it has lighter gray fur.
- Natural Range: Binturongs are mostly found in Southeast Asia, rarely in Indonesian island of Java.
- Diet: They eat fruits from fig trees, carrion, eggs, tree shoots, and leaves.
- Habitat Description: They live in canopies of tall, dense, tropical forest.
- Predators: Tigers and dholes a dhole is a red fox and mountain wolf.
This is a map of where binturongs live in Southeast Asia
Binturong watching prey
The binturong is about to kill the prey
Binturong climbing tree
The binturong climbed up on the tree to avoid its predator
Binturong. (n.d.). Retrieved March 20, 2015, from The Animal Files website: http://www.theanimalfiles.com/mammals/carnivores/binturong.html
Burton, M. (2002). Binturong. In International wildlife encyclopedia (3rd ed., Vol. 2, pp. 201-202). New York, NY: Marshall Cavendish.
Schleif, M. 2013. "Arctictis binturong" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed March 11, 2015 at http://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Arctictis_binturong/