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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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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.
los paises CIVETS, asi como un gran numero de PED, implementarem paquetes de estabilizacion y ajuste estructural conocidos como el Consenso de Washington.
It is like looking for a needle in a haystack to find the beans defecated by civet faeces out there in the forest, which is why some companies have been caught brown-handed deceitfully advertising their beans as 'wild-sourced' when they were from civets confined to filthy, barren cages until they went insane, lost their hair from malnutrition and died or were chucked out as no longer useful.
The child who was bitten by the African civet received appropriate wound care and postexposure rabies vaccination.
A conflict between modern ideas of conservation and wildlife protection and an older tradition of rearing civets for their aromatic secretions led to a short, and perhaps rather unexpected, period of public discourse on civet at Tirupati.
The HSBC GIF CIVETS fund seeks to generate long-term returns, and focuses on the CIVETS countries, Colombia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Egypt, Turkey and South Africa.
Melbourne, Dec 1 (ANI): The world's most expensive coffee, Kopi Luwak, made from beans that have passed through the digestive system of a civet is gaining fast in popularity and priced at 15 dollars a cup.
In the financial world, Civets now refers to Colombia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Egypt, Turkey and South Africa, which have been described as "the second generation of emerging countries" by analysts.
The genus Genetta (genet), now inhabiting the Mediterranean region, is very close to the central stem group from which all other civets have evolved.
On coffee plantations, civets dine heavily on coffee cherries.
It's not known whether Indonesian civets spread SARS, but these cats play a key part in producing kopi luwak, or civet coffee, which reportedly sells for up to $150 a pound.