Animal Weight

How much does a Binturong weight?

It is hard to guess what a Binturong weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Binturong (Arctictis binturong) on average weights 13 kg (28.66 lbs).

The Binturong is from the family Viverridae (genus: Arctictis). It is usually born with about 317 grams (0.7 lbs). They can live for up to 22.67 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 78.7 cm (2′ 7″). Usually, Binturongs have 2 babies per litter.

As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.

The average adult weight of a Binturong is 13 kg (28.66 lbs)

The binturong ( bin-TOO-rong) (Arctictis binturong), also known as bearcat, is a viverrid native to South and Southeast Asia. It is uncommon in much of its range, and has been assessed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List because of a declining population trend that is estimated at more than 30% since the mid 1980s.The binturong was first described by Thomas Stamford Raffles in 1822.The genus Arctictis is monotypic and morphologically similar to the genera Paradoxurus and Paguma. The name Arctictis means ‘bear-weasel’, from Greek arkt- ‘bear’ + iktis ‘weasel’.In Riau, Indonesia it was known as tenturun.

Animals of the same family as a Binturong

We found other animals of the Viverridae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Binturong

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Arctictis binturong:

Animals with the same size as a Binturong

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Binturong:

Animals with the same litter size as a Binturong

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (2) as a Binturong:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Binturong

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Binturong: