One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A mainly arboreal civet that typically has powerful curved claws and pale spots or stripes on a dark coat, native to Africa and Asia. It is often a pest of banana plantations.
- ‘Six of the animals tested were masked palm civets, which look like long-nosed cats but are related to the mongoose.’
- ‘Some others like the wild pig, the palm civet, the common mongoose, the golden oriole, and the rat snake can survive even with little green cover and withstand disturbances.’
- ‘In nature, wild animals like brown palm civet eat fruits and it helps in seed dispersal and good germination of seeds.’
- ‘However, they are not pests because palm civets digest only the outer pulp of fruit, passing the coffee beans unharmed through their digestive systems.’
- ‘This has a lot to do with the fact that the beans need to first pass through the digestive system of the Asian palm civet.’
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