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Javan Stink Badger

Javan Stink Badger Range Map (S E Asia)
Javan Stink Badger Range Map (S E Asia)

Latin Name Mydaus javanensis
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location S E Asia
Colour Dark Brown/Black
Length 37 - 51 cms (14.5 - 20 inches)
Tail 5 - 7.5 cms (2 - 3 inches)
Weight 1.4 - 3.6 Kgs (3 - 8 lbs)
Life Expectancy


Main Characteristics

Javan Stink Badgers have a body length between 37 and 51 cms (14.5 - 20 inches), a tail length between 5 and 7.5 cms (2 - 3 inches) and they weigh between 1.4 and 3.6 kgs (3 - 8 lbs). They are dark brown or black in colour and they have a white patch on the top of their head that extends to a stripe that runs along their spine to the base of their tail.


Javan Stink Badgers can be found in the mountainous areas of Sumatra, Java, Borneo and the Natuna Islands. They inhabit burrows and they are mainly active at night.


Javan Stink Badgers feed on insects, earth worms, grubs, carrion and plant material.


Little is known about reproduction in Javan Stink Badgers. They produce litters of 2 - 3 young in an under ground burrow.


Predators of Javan Stink Badgers include civets, birds of prey and tigers.


Subspecies of the Javan Stink Badger include:

Mydaus javanensis javanensis
Mydaus javanensis lucifer
Mydaus javanensis ollula

Interesting Facts

Javan Stink Badgers are also known as:
Sunda Stink Badger
Indonesian Stink Badger
Malaysian Stink Badger
Malay Stink Badger

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