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Brown Palm Civet

Brown Palm Civet:

The Discover Koyna group, renowned for their discoveries of rare owls and butterflies, observed a rare brown palm civet in the Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Brown Palm Civet is also known as Jerdon’s palm civets, are endemic to the Western Ghats and play a vital ecological role as seed dispersers.
  • It is solitary and nocturnal, small carnivores that thrive in the high altitude tropical rainforests
  • Its distribution extends from Castle Rock in Goa to the southern tip of the Western Ghats in Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve. It inhabits rainforest tracts at an elevation of 500–1,300 m.
  • It is predominantly frugivorous, foraging over a wide range, but has one of the smallest diet ranges among South Asia’s small carnivores.
  • Conservation status
    • IUCN: Least Concern
    • CITES : Appendix III
  • Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra.