- sian palm civet, Paradoxurus hermaphroditus (Viverridae), sometimes called civet cat, but it is not closely related to cats. The coat is pale brown or gray and the stripes and markings on the back are sometimes hard to see. The forehead has a pale band running across it. The claws are not retractile. The secretion from the anal glands is strong and distinctive. The head and body are about 28 inches long, with the tail about the same
- weight about ten pounds
- nocturnal and arboreal. It is often found in palm trees in villages and towns, but may live in many other types of trees. Its name derives from its liking for palm wine. It feeds on chickens, rats and mice, which it catches in homes and cellars, fruit, insects, and small vertebrates. The palm civet often makes its own home in the roofs of houses.
Nglubak petenge luas.
Literally: Like a lubak, going out at night; refers to a man going out at night in search of a prostitute.