The Asian Palm Civet is a mammal native to South and Southeast Asia. It is a small, grey-brown civet with a pale belly and bushy tail. It can be found on the ground or in trees and feeds on fruit and insects.
The Asian Palm Civet has an average body length of 51cm (20 inches) including its short tail which measures around 17cm (7 inches). Its front paws have five digits while those at the back have only four. The civet's fur is thick but short, with visible rings around the eyes as well as white spots above its snout. Its ears are rounded and almost hairless, measuring about 13mm (.5 inch) across.