Banded Linsang

Interesting Facts: Banded Linsang are also known as: Tiger Civet.

Main Characteristics: Banded Linsang have a body length of approximately 40 cms (15.7 inches), a tail length of approximately 34 cms (13.4 inches) and they weigh around 700 g (25 oz).

They are yellowish/grey in colour with five dark bands on their body. They have broad stripes on their neck and their tail has several dark bands and a dark tip. They have sharp, retractable claws and very sharp teeth.

Habitat: Banded Linsang inhabit the forests of south east Asia. They are solitary, nocturnal and arboreal.

Diet: Banded Linsang mainly feed on rodents, birds and lizards.

Breeding: Little is known about reproduction in the Banded Linsang.

Subspecies: Subspecies of Banded Linsang include: Prionodon linsang fredericae, Prionodon linsang gracilis and Prionodon linsang linsang.

Latin Name Prionodon linsang
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location S E Asia
Colour Yellow/Grey with Black Markings
Length 40 cms (15.7 inches)
Tail 34 cms (13.4 inches)
Weight 700 g (25 oz)
Life Expectancy


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