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golden wet-zone palm civet (Paradoxurus aureus)

as labeled- species ID may still be in question

golden wet-zone palm civet (Paradoxurus aureus)
Giant Eland, 16 Aug 2018
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    • Chlidonias
      Is this the same animal as in the other photo?
      golden wet-zone palm civet (Paradoxurus aureus) | ZooChat

      I keep looking at this photo trying to figure out what it is. It's not a Golden Palm Civet. The species I keep coming back to in my head is just the Common Palm Civet (hermaphroditus) - if you watered down the colour so that the mask, feet and tail aren't black, you'd get a similar animal to this I think (although it seems to be quite fat which throws off the general appearance).
    • Giant Eland
      There were 2 animals in the exhibit, so it's very possible that they're separate photos of both individuals. Do you think the other photo is also hermaphroditus?
    • Chlidonias
      It looks odd because of the angle (changing the apparent shape of the face, for example) and it is also obviously overweight, but I think it is probably also a weird hermaphroditus. Golden Palm Civets don't have any spotting - they are solidly-coloured.

      Note also this photo by @devilfish - Civets | ZooChat - which clearly isn't a Golden Palm Civet and I think is most likely a hermaphroditus (see the comments on that photo). It looks less fat than the ones in your photo but I think it's probably one of the same animals.

      I can't explain why they would be explicitly labelled as being that species though. (But I also would struggle to suggest how they would even have Golen Palm Civets in the first place).
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