Home > Mammals > Carnivores
Javan Ferret-Badger

Javan Ferret-Badger Range Map (Java, S E Asia)
Javan Ferret-Badger Range Map
(Java, S E Asia)

Latin Name Melogale orientalis
Conservation Status Near Threatened
Location S E Asia
Colour Dark Grey or Brown
Length 33 - 44 cms (13 - 17 inches)
Tail 15 - 23 cms (6 - 9 inches)
Weight 1 - 2 Kgs (2.2 - 4.4 lbs)
Life Expectancy


Main Characteristics

Javan Ferret-Badgers have a body length between 33 and 44 cms (13 - 17 inches), a tail length between 15 and 23 cms (6 - 9 inches) and they weigh between 1 and 2 kgs (2.2 - 4.4 lbs).

They are very similar in appearance to the burmese ferret-badger.


Javan Ferret-Badgers can be found on the island of Java in south east Asia.


Javan Ferret-Badgers feed on insects, snails, small mammals, frogs and fruit.


Little is known about reproduction in Javan Ferret-Badgers.


Larger carnivores are likely to prey upon Ferret-Badgers.


Subspecies of the Javan Ferret-Badger include:

Melogale orientalis orientalis
Melogale orientalis sundaicus

Interesting Facts

Similar Animals

Chinese Ferret-Badger
Everett's Ferret-Badger
Burmese Ferret-Badger


Contact         About         Glossary         Site Map         Privacy Policy

CC 2006 - 2014 theanimalfiles.com