Also known as a "bearcat", the binturong has a long heavy body with short stout legs. A prehensile tail makes it ready for tree climbing. The body and tail are nearly the same size, with the head and body measuring 28-33 inches, and the tail measuring 26- 27 inches long. They are a very nimble animals and active during both the day and night. They are generally believed to be shy though can become aggressive if harassed. A key trait of the binturong is that it gives off an unusual smell quite like popcorn or corn chips.