The Binturong

About domestic cat size of sturdy build and strong
The dark creatures known to many as the binturong
A viverrid long of body of short legs and rather fat
Some do refer to them as the bearcat
They mostly live on trees and search for food by night and day
And eat fruit and flesh of smaller forms of prey
In south and south east Asia in the high forested countryside
Though much of their natural habitat by deforestation has been destroyed
With long dark bushy prehensile tail and pointy weasel like whiskered face
They move through the trees at an awkward and slow pace
all over dark and hairy with small dark brown eyes
Once seen again them you will recognize
To the viverrid family they do belong
The bearcat better known as binturong.

by Francis Duggan

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I wrote one on the same subject. Now what.