Malabar Large-spotted Civet is one of the most rarest species in the world, making it almost extinct .It is found mainly near the western ghats and mostly near the Malabar coast and Travencore .These animals are nocturnal and feed on small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, birds eggs and some vegetable matter.Its black striped body makes it a most distinctive animal of all times. These generally weigh about 10kgs and live upto 15 years. Cashew plantations on the coastal areas have made them survive but the decrease in Rubber Plantations have made to disappear. In Kerala very few people even know that this kind of animal also exist ,it also applies to we people as well. Civet has been regularly exploited for its musk(used in perfumes),meat as well as skin for carrying out illegal activities. They sometimes interact aggressively with one another ,this intraspecific competition has been likely to be the most important source of mortality in Civets.The Red book has rated it amoungst the top 15 animals which are going to be extinct in near future. The govt. Shall alot separate areas for such type of animals for its betterment and its survival.The Authorities have not yet provided any unique remedies for it conservation. Hope you gained some knowledge and enjoyed this post more coming soon stay connected.
The Malabar Spotted Civet (Viverra civettina)