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Binturong (Arctictis binturong), also known as bearcat, is a viverrid native to South and Southeast Asia. It is uncommon in much of its range, and listed as Vulnerable by IUCN because of a declining population trend that is estimated at more than 30% over the last three decades. Thomas Stamford Raffles first described a specimen from Malacca where it is called binturung. In standard Malay, it is known as benturung, and in Riau, Indonesia, as tenturun. The Binturong has a very wide range throughout South East Asia. Habitat destruction and hunting have been affecting populations in many countries. The Binturong's solitary nature and time spent in trees has meant that it is rarely seen by humans.
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- In real life, Binturong have tails that grip onto branches, and is one of the only two carnivores like this.
- In real life, female Binturong are larger than males.