Malabar Civet

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News:Recently,Malabar Civet was found on the streets of Kerala in the backdrop of lockdown due to Coronavirus.

Facts:

  • Malabar Civet is a nocturnal and elusive animal.It is endemic to Western Ghats of India.
  • IUCN Red List: Critically Endangered.
  • Wildlife (Protection) Act,1972: Schedule I
  • CITES: Appendix III
  • Threats: Habitat destruction and Hunting.