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civet

a large cat-like animal but with short legs and a long muzzle and without retractile claws. The family Viverridae includes civets and genets; the civets are characterized by the secretion of a valuable scent from their anal glands, and are kept in captivity so that the scent can be harvested. They are nocturnal, carnivorous and largely arboreal. Common genera are Civettictis, Viverra and Genetta, but there are many other genera of civets. Also the spotted skunk, a completely unrelated animal, is known as a civet in the USA.
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The Asian Palm Civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) also called a toddy cat, is a small member of the family Viverridae native to South and Southeast Asia.
True to history, collecting the droppings left behind by the Asian Palm Civet, a small reddish-colored mammal that looks like a mix between a fox and a cat, go all the way back to the beginning of coffee cultivation in Indonesia over 300 years ago.
In general, the attractions agro tourism of civet coffee which is offered begins to walk around the plants area while introducing different types of plants (cultivation and harvesting), post-harvest some crops, tester some products, and shopping.
Our kopi luwak is selected from the Asian civet cat, which only eats the fruit pulp of the ripest coffee berries.
The phylogenetic tree based on the amino acid sequences of spike protein (Figure 2) suggests that the selected betacoronaviruses were mainly divided into 5 clusters: SARS cluster; bat SARS-like cluster; civet SARS-like cluster; human betacoronavirus cluster; and EMC cluster.
Among meso-mammals, Palm civet was the dominant food (10.
Mixed right into that sophisticated scent in the fancy bottle are ingredients that come from the Civet cat's bottom and ambergris from whale vomit.
Smaller carnivores include red panda, red fox, yellow-throated marten, Eurasian otter, Oriental small-clawed otter, spotted linsang, binturong, common palm civet, small Indian civet, large Indian civet, masked palm civet, marbled cat, fishing cat, Asiatic golden cat, and two species of mongoose.
Sourced from Peru and called Terra Nera ('black earth', which sounds better than 'poo coffee') only 45kg of the coffee is made each year (it was 70kg but two of the three Peruvian civet cats recently died).
The beans are extracted from the droppings of the palm civet, a cross between a cat and a monkey which lives in Indonesia.
ADJECTIVE ANIMAL cervine civet cat colubrine deer hircine goat larine gull lutrine otter musteline seal ovine sheep phocine snake sciurine squirrel viverrine weasel
Bats also harbor other deadly viruses, like Ebola and SARS, which usually infect other animals including monkeys and civet cats before jumping to humans.