Bornean ferret-badger

Bornean ferret-badger

Kingdom
Phylum
Subphylum
Class
Order
Suborder
Family
Genus
SPECIES
Melogale everetti
WEIGHT
1-3 kg
LENGTH
330-430 mm

The Bornean ferret badger, also known as Everett's ferret badger or the Kinabalu ferret badger, is a small, nocturnal and omnivorous mammal that is endemic to the island of Borneo. It is a member of the family Mustelidae and is one of five species of the genus Melogale. It is listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species due to its small distribution range, which includes Kinabalu National Park and Crocker Range National Park. Bornean ferret badgers weigh up to 3 kg and reach a maximum recorded body length of 44cm . They forage on the ground for invertebrates, amphibians, insects, fruit and carrion. The overall population trend of the Bornean ferret badger is "assumed to be in at least shallow decrease", due to the numerous man-made and natural threats it faces.

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No

Nocturnal

Om

Omnivore

Ca

Carnivore

Ve

Vermivorous

Fo

Fossorial

Is

Island endemic

Te

Terrestrial

Vi

Viviparous

Bu

Burrowing

No

Not a migrant

B

starts with

Distribution

Geography

Continents
Countries
Islands
Biogeographical realms

Bornean ferret-badger habitat map

Climate zones

Mating Habits

PREGNANCY DURATION
57 to 80 days
BABY CARRYING
1 to 5

References

1. Bornean ferret-badger Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bornean_ferret-badger
2. Bornean ferret-badger on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/13110/45199541

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