Bearcats SVG are usually small, slender animals with short legs and a long tail that live on trees. Many wyverries look like cunya or cat’s ones (the latter have a distant kinship that goes back to the early Paleogene). Body length varies from 30 to 98 cm, tail – 12-90 cm, weight from 1 to 15 kg. The torso is elongated, muscular and flexible. Many species have tail lengths equal to body lengths. Binturongahtail has a grabby tail. Medium-length neck, small head with a long, pointed face. The ears are low and wide open. The eyes are pretty big. The limbs are five-finger, fingertip or stopping.
Hair cover’s low, pretty rough. Brown colouring with colourful patterns consisting of stripes and spots prevails. The tail often has a ring pattern. Some births (Civettictis, Viverra, Viverricula) have special glands located in the anal area that secrete smelly cibetine. Weaver’s teeth are 32-40.
Bearcats SVG Distribution
Wyverrs are found in the tropics of the Old World: Southern Europe (Iberian Peninsula), Africa, Madagascar, the Mediterranean and South and Southeast Asia, including Indonesia and the Philippines. The Himalayan civet was acclimatized in Japan.
Bearcats SVG Lifestyle
Found mainly in forests, bushes and tall grasses. Active at night; during the day they hide in hollows of trees, caves, less often in burrows, usually occupying strangers. Some people live in human buildings. They meet alone or in pairs. The best predators climb trees; some species spend most of their lives on them. Water genetic (Genetta piscivora) and otter civet (Cynogale bennettii) are semiconductor animals. The majority of weaverries are omnivores; their diet includes food of both animal and plant origin: various small vertebrates and invertebrates (worms, crustaceans, molluscs), fruits, nuts, bulbs. Some species eat scavengers. The senses are well developed.
Most species do not breed seasonally. Pregnancy lasts 60-81 days. In the litter of 1 to 6 blind but wool-covered cubs. Some species have two litters a year. Weaver’s life expectancy is 5-15 years.
In general, biology and ecology of certain species are poorly studied.