Bearcat Gets a Special Melon

Tristan Binturong gets a special melon – he’s a bearcat, which is not actually a cat but a jungle canopy dweller native to southern Asia. They climb trees, coming down to the ground and then climbing the next one as they are not built for leaping from tree to tree. They will eat just about anything but anything that moves fast can usually get away—so they eat a lot of fruit! Part of their strategy for discouraging predators (leopard, python) is to urinate or defecate on them as they begin to climb the binturong’s tree…
— at Carolina Tiger Rescue.