The Binturong is a member of the mongoose family. It is commonly known as a Asian Bearcat, the Palawan Bearcat, or simply the Bearcat. The signage at the zoo explained they have a prehensile or grasping tail. They live a solitary life, sleeping (on branches) during the day, usually with their head tucked under their tail. They run between 24–38 inches and 20–31 pounds. This day, this binturong, was sleeping, but, not with it's head under the tail. I found it quite interesting that the zoo had a very large fan blowing all day long on this sleepy head.