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Golden Palm Civet

Golden Palm Civet

Golden Palm Civet Range Map (Sri Lanka)
Golden Palm Civet Range Map (Sri Lanka)

Latin Name Paradoxurus zeylonensis
Conservation Status Vulnerable
Location Sri Lanka
Colour Golden Brown
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Main Characteristics

Golden Palm Civets have a coat that is golden brown in colour and the hair on the back of their neck grows in reverse grain from their shoulders towards their head.

Like other palm civets, they are solitary, nocturnal, and arboreal.


Golden Palm Civets can be found in the forests of Sri Lanka.


Golden Palm Civets feed on fruits, insects, frogs, birds and lizards.




There are no subspecies of Golden Palm Civet.

Interesting Facts

Golden Palm Civets are featured on the 3 rupee Sri Lankan postage stamp however, on the stamp they are named as the Golden Palm Cat.

Similar Animals

African Palm Civet
Asian Palm Civet
Banded Palm Civet
Jerdon's Palm Civet
Masked Palm Civet
Owston's Palm Civet
Small-Toothed Palm Civet
Sulawesi Palm Civet


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