The Asian Palm Civet is a small cat-like arboreal native to South Asia. Though they are famous for assisting in the production of the world’s most expensive coffee, they are often considered as pests or creating noise and destroying crops, and are often trapped and killed. They are also known since ages for their sweet-smelling musk, which is still used for the production of expensive perfumes.
The terrestrial, nocturnal and ferocious predators forage after sunset. Their activity period is between 6 pm and 4 am. They are highly territorial marking boundaries by dragging their anal glands along the ground.
Palm civets are arboreal, using the same tree and the resting site repeatedly in the same area for a long period, and choose trees with holes and vines for camouflaging. Basically not dangerous, they might counter-attack or bite, if provoked.
This civet leads a lonesome life except during mating season. They can scent different kinds of excretions including urine, feces, and perineal gland secretion, which differ between males and females.
A great start to 2018…
We are finalists in the Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourism awards
Winners to be announced in March 2018
What a year 2017 was for us ……
Not only have were we super busy with some amazing customers, added lots of new birds and animals, updated lots of enclosures and added a shop and classroom, but we have been recognised for all our hard work.
TripAdvisor certificate of excellence 2017
Bridlington and Yorkshire coast business awards 2017 – Tourism category – Finalist
Extraordinary peoples awards 2017 – Business and tourism – Winner
We’re delighted to announce that we have added 2 new birds to our collection.
2 x 5 year old female Ostrich.
The ostrich or common ostrich (Struthio camelus) is either one or two species of large flightless birds native to Africa, the only living member(s) of the genus Struthio, which is in the ratite family. In 2014, the Somali ostrich (Struthio molybdophanes) was recognized as a distinct species.
It is distinctive in its appearance, with a long neck and legs, and can run at up to about 70 km/h (19 m/s; 43 mph),the fastest land speed of any bird.
The common ostrich is the largest living species of bird and lays the largest eggs of any living bird.
They are also the only ‘Dangerous wild animal’ on public display in the whole of East Yorkshire, one step closer to becoming Bridlington zoological park in 2019
Take a look at our new online Map, and discover how much there is to see and do here at Bridlington Animal Park.