We cannot wait to share with you this lovely hand drawn poster of a common palm civet by Maria Vladimirova! With an aim to raise awareness of various animal species among her Russian audience, she has been creating many other animal artworks which she shares on her website and Instagram.
Thanks to Instagram’s recommendations that we came across Maria’s fossa drawing. The fossa drawing was part of her efforts to draw one new animal per day in a #365challenge. We quickly took this opportunity to contact Maria and ask if it was possible to help draw a poster for the common palm civet. We were nervously waiting for her response and she quickly agreed. Within the span of two days, Maria completed the artwork!
Here are some of the interesting information snippets about the common palm civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus). Civets have managed to survive urbanisation and with enough vegetation, they can also be found in urban areas.
Do you know what the civets eat? Yes, the civet is an omnivorous animal and it feeds largely on fruits.
Lastly, one of the several threats to the civets in Southeast Asia is the kopi luwak trade. In some farms, civets are caught from the wild, fed only coffee berries and battery farmed to produce the expensive civet coffee. You can read about more about the threat of kopi luwak to civets at the Project LUWAK Singapore.
Stitching all these individual information together into a civet poster, here is the final product!
Thank you Maria and her partner for doing up this artwork in a short period of time! We really appreciate your effort to help raise awareness for the common palm civet.