IUCN Status: Vulnerable
Found from north-eastern India and Bangladesh through to south-east Asia, binturong are one of only two carnivores with a prehensile tail. The bintarong make their homes in the canopy of tall tropical forests and are very versatile feeders, happy to prey on small mammals and insects but also eat fruits, leaves and shoots. Although they may move slowly through the canopy they do so efficiently, using their prehensile tails as an extra hand. They may spend the majority of their time in the canopy of the forest but they have also been known to swim in rivers and catch fish.