Fine art illustration of a Binturong. The print is hand-signed by the artist and is guaranteed to arrive in perfect condition. The reproduction of this original pen and ink drawing is done on high quality acid-free archival paper. Call 1 800-913-7906 for more information or to order by phone. Click here for shipping info.
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The drawing of the Binturong was completed on 3.18.2011. I had heard of these animals and was thinking about drawing one, but I really wasn't sure what they looked like. Then I received a request from a keeper at the Pittsburg Zoo, and I decided it was the right time to render one. It is based on a photo by Pouya Razavi.
The Binturong, also called Asian or Palawan Bearcat - or just Bearcat - is from the family Viverridae, which includes civets and genets. It is the only member of its genus. They live in the tropical forests of Southeast Asia, where it resides in the jungle canopy. This mammal is mostly nocturnal, and rarely seen by humans. It is an omnivorous feeder, and will eat fruit, leaves as well as small rodents, birds and the eggs of birds. They can be ferocious if cornered. They have a curious odor, sometimes compared to buttered popcorn or cornbread. They are considered vulnerable to due habitat loss.