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Sulawesi Palm Civet

Sulawesi Palm Civet Range Map (Sulawesi, Indonesia)
Sulawesi Palm Civet Range Map
(Sulawesi, Indonesia)
Attribution: IUCN, species assessors & spatial data authors

Latin Name Macrogalidia musschenbroekii
Conservation Status Vulnerable
Location Sulawesi, Indonesia
Colour Brown
Length 65 - 71.5 cms (25.6 - 28.1 inches)
Tail 44.5 - 54 cms (17.5 - 21.25 inches)
Weight 3.8 - 6.1 kgs (8.4 - 13.4 lbs)
Life Expectancy


Main Characteristics

Sulawesi Palm Civets have a body length between 65 and 71.5 cms (25.6 - 28.1 inches), a tail length between 44.5 and 54 cms (17.5 - 21.25 inches) and they weigh between 3.8 and 6.1 kgs (8.4 - 13.4 lbs).

They are brown in colour with a pale coloured underside and faint brown spots on their sides and lower back. Their coat is very short and dense and they have a ringed tail.

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


Sulawesi Palm Civets can be found in the forests of Sulawesi, Indonesia at altitudes up to 2,600 m (8,530 ft).


Sulawesi Palm Civets feed on fruits, insects, rodents, and birds.




There are no subspecies of Sulawesi Palm Civet.

Interesting Facts

Sulawesi Palm Civets are also known as:
Sulawesi Giant Civet
Giant Civet
Celebes Palm Civet

Similar Animals

Asian Palm Civet
Banded Palm Civet
Golden Palm Civet
Hose's Palm Civet
Jerdon's Palm Civet
Masked Palm Civet
Owston's Palm Civet
Small-Toothed Palm Civet


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