8 civets of the Viverridae family in Vietnam

Viverrids, comprising civets in Asia and genets in Africa, are cat-like animals with longer snouts who are active at night. There are 15 genera and 34 species of Viverrids around the world. In Vietnam, civets are usually mistaken and misclassified as weasels by a lot of people. Currently, there are 8 Viverrids species found in the country, namely Owston’s Civet, Large Indian Civet, Large-spotted Civet, Masked Palm Civet, Small Indian Civet, Common Palm Civet, Small-toothed Palm Civet, and Binturong. All 8 species are distributed all across the country, but mainly in tropical natural forests. For more information on each species, click on its respective photos. All protection status are retrieved from the International Union on Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List