The civet is a small mammal found in Africa and Asia. They are native to these areas Civets have a cat-like appearance and the best known civet is the African Civet.
Their muzzle is rather pointed resembling that of a mongoose or an otter and the give off a musk scent that was used in popular perfumes, such as Chanel no. 5, up until 1998 when it was deemed cruel.
These cat-like creatures are native to Africa, Madagascar, Southern China and Southeast Asia. Civets often travel through urban areas with people often complaining about the civet noise from climbing on roofs of houses as well as the mess they make.
Some species of civet are very rare and elusive and hardly anything is known about them. Preferred habitats include woodland, savanna, and, above all, Rainforests. Because of this, many are faced with severe loss of habitat
Taxidermy (Hunting Civet):
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Facts about the Civet:
Some of the indigenous people in Peninsular Malaysia, the Orang Asli, occasionally keep pet civets.
It was a Civet that started the outbreak of SARS, in 2003.
Kopi Luwak is a coffee made from the coffee cherries that have been eaten and digested by the civet.
Civets are also called “toddycats” in English and “musang” in Malay.