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Civet | mammal, family Viverridae | Britannica

Civet, additionally called civet feline, any of various since quite a while ago bodied, short-legged carnivores of the family Viverridae. There are around 15 to 20 species, set in 10 to 12 genera. Civets are found in Africa southern Europe and Asia Or maybe catlike in appearance, they have a thickly furred tail, little ears, and a sharp nose. The shading shifts broadly among the species however usually is buff or grayish with an example of dark spots or stripes or both. Length goes from around 40 to 85 cm (16 to 34 inches), with the tail representing another 13 to 66 cm (5 to 26 inches), and weight goes from 1.5 to 11 kg (3.3 to 24 pounds). 

Civets are normally lone and live in tree hollows, among rocks, and in comparative spots, coming out to search around evening time. Aside from the arboreal palm civets, for example, Paradoxurus (otherwise called drink feline due to its affection for palm juice, or "drink") and Nandinia, civets are for the most part earthly. The Sunda otter civet , the African civet , and the uncommon Congo water civet  are semiaquatic. Civets feed on little creatures and on vegetable issue. Their litters as a rule comprise of a few youthful. 

The butt-centric organs of civets open under the tail into a huge pocket in which an oily, musklike emission amasses. This emission, known as civet, is utilized by the creatures in stamping domains.  espresso beans aged inside and discharged from the stomach related plots of civets in the Philippines and Indonesia are at times used to improve the flavor of espresso.

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