OWSTON'S CIVET

Chrotogale owstoni

FACTS

One of the rarest civets in the world is in vietnam!

  • Its population exists almost entirely in Vietnam.
  • Identified by 4 black and white stripes on the back
  • Feeds on earthworms, sweet fruits, small animals and insects.
  • Breeding season is between January - May

THREATS

Owston’s Civet is listed as Endangered in the IUCN Red List

EN IUCN

THE BEAUTIFUL OWSTON'S CIVET IS IN DANGER!

  • Snaring remains the most significant threat to this species and is the main reason for its decline
  • Demand for civet coffee, with industrial operations in Central Vietnam, may also pose a threat; at least three individuals are known to have gone through civet coffee facilities in Da Lat in 2018.
  • The pet trade/private wildlife zoos is another potential threat. Two individuals transferred from Saigon Zoo to Vinpearl’s safari on Phu Quoc Island in 2018. Two males advertised online as pets for sale in 2018, confiscated and transferred to Cuc Phuong NP. One individual photographed in Zanhuayen, Chengdu, China (well outside the native range) in February 2018.
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Killed by a snare trap
Owstons Civet fur for decoration
Poached for fur for decoration
OWSTON-PET
Traded for pets

About CPCP Carnivore & Pangolins Conservation Program
in Cuc Phuong National Park
that had laid the foundation for SVW

  • The only professional centre for Owston’s successful in rehabilitation, breeding and release since 1995
  • 14 confiscated Owston’s civets rescued and rehabilitated
  • 66 successfully bred for conservation
  • Managed the entire captive population in Vietnam and internationally to minimize the risk of disease outbreak

WHAT SVW HAS BEEN DOING
TO SAVE THE OWSTON'S CIVET

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HOW CAN YOU HELP?

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ADOPT
By symbolically adopt one, you can help us take care of the rescued Owston's Civet who could not be released and have to stay at our center due to injuries.

In early November, two Owston’s Civets were rescued from the illegal wildlife trade by SVW. These beautiful creatures were being illegally sold as pets on Facebook. You are now taking care of them as a part of our recovery programme for this globally threatened species.

Fresh food

Veterinary Supplies

Enclosure Maintenance

Environmental Enrichment

Certificate

A certificate of your symbolic adoption

Factsheet

A Factsheet about the species you adopt

Animal Stories Book

Stories of the animals who live at our center.

Newsletter Sign up

Our monthly newsletter to keep you updated about the well-being of the animal you helped

With only a monthly $50, your symbolic adoption supports SVW rehabilitation efforts for Lucik and other rescued Owston's Civet

Adopt Lucik

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