Main Characteristics: Burmese Ferret-Badgers have a body length between 33 and 43 cms (13 - 17 inches), a tail length between 15 and 23 cms (6 - 9 inches) and they weigh between 1 and 3 kgs (2.25 - 6.5 lbs).
They are dark grey or brown in colour with white or yellow patches on their cheeks and in between their eyes. They also have a thin white or yellow stripe on the top of their head and neck.
If they feel threatened they emit an offensive anal gland odour and they have a hard bite.
Habitat: Burmese Ferret-Badgers can be found in the grasslands and forests of east and south east Asia. They are active at night.
Diet: Burmese Ferret-Badgers feed on insects, snails, small mammals, birds, frogs, eggs and fruit.
Breeding: Little is known about reproduction in the Burmese Ferret-Badger. They usually give birth to a litter of 3 young, just before the rainy season.
Predators: Larger carnivores are likely to prey upon Ferret-Badgers.
Subspecies: Subspecies of the Burmese Ferret-Badger include: Melogale personata laotum, Melogale personata nipalensis, Melogale personata personata, Melogale personata pierrei and Melogale personata tonquinia.
|Latin Name||Melogale personata|
|Conservation Status||Least Concern|
|Location||S E & E Asia|
|Colour||Dark Grey or Brown|
|Length||33 - 43 cms (13 - 17 inches)|
|Tail||15 - 23 cms (6 - 9 inches)|
|Weight||1 - 3 Kgs (2.2 - 6.5 lbs)|