Palawan Stink Badger - Sullotaxus marchei



Palewan Stink Badger

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The Palawan or Calamanian stink badger's body reaches a length  ranging from 12.6 inches (32 cm) to 18.1 inches (46 cm).  Their tails range from .4 inches (1 cm) to 1.6 inches (4 cm).


I've been unable to find any information on the reproductive aspect of either stink badger.


Unlike most other badgers, the Palawan is active in the daytime, as well as the night.


It gets its name from the fact that its scent is very strong and offensive.  The honey badger's anal glands secrete a vile-smelling liquid to deter its enemies, whereas ferret badgers, the teledu and the Palawan stink badger will squirt the contents of their anal glands into the face of an attacker.  The Palawan stink badger can reportedly strike a target up to 39 inches (1 m) away. 



The Palawan badger is only found on the islands of Palawan and Busuanga, an island just north and east of there.   The red area on the lower map shows the locations of both islands.