Skip to main content

Have You Ever Seen a Banded Linsang? [VIDEO]

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:

Carnivora Forum

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.

You're welcome.

NEXT: Pack of Angry Rottweilers Plays Tug-of-War with 10-Foot King Cobra [VIDEO]

you might also like

Have You Ever Seen a Banded Linsang? [VIDEO]