HABITAT & DISTRIBUTION
The Binturong is classified as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List. The primary threats to Binturong are habitat loss and over-hunting.
Binturong is hunted for its meat, for traditional medicines and as pets. Due to their unique appearance, they are usually caged for display and exhibition.
Mr. B the Binturong is one of the senior residences at SVW’s education center.
He has been with us since he was rescued from a local hotel when he was 14 years old and is now enjoying his 7th year at the rescue center.
Find out more about Mr. B and how to symbolically adopt him.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Mr B came to live with us after he was confiscated from a local hotel where he had been kept as an “attraction”. Before he was rescued Mr. B lived in cage just over one square metre in size for 14 years and had lost his innate and instinctive climbing ability. When Mr B first arrived, he only walked on the ground in his new large enclosure. We needed to teach Mr B how to climb, placing bits of food higher and higher in the trees in his enclosure. He now climbs very well and also enjoys the little pool in his enclosure.