Recently, we found a Leopard in our city and today we found a *Asian palm civet* dead at Chennamma Nagar, Belgaum today Morning (10/11/2018).
A civet is a small, lithe-bodied, mostly nocturnal mammal native to tropical Asia and Africa, especially the tropical forests. The term civet applies to over a dozen different mammal species. Most of the species diversity is found in southeast 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 story behind the death of this civet is unknown, it’s a mystery.
We request Forest Department to take care for the well being of these animals and try to protect these animals.