The uncommon and elusive banded linsang is the rarest of the civets and not usually seen on film.
This tree-dwelling carnivore is known to inhabit the forest canopy of the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo, and western Java.
Here’s what they look like when they decide to show themselves:
Not to be confused with the spotted linsangs of Indonesia and Malaysia, the banded linsang is a ferocious hunter of squirrel, birds, and lizards.
It has razor sharp claws and teeth and is generally nocturnal. Here’s a better look:
They reproduce twice a year, mainly in trees, coming to the ground at times to hunt.
Although this creature is one of the most mysterious animals in the world, now you know a little more about the banded linsang.