Sussex

Rare 'bearcats' introduced to Sussex zoo

Binturong (or bearcat) at Drusillas
Image caption The animals are the size of large dogs

Two rare nocturnal animals which are endangered in the wild have been moved to a zoo in Sussex.

The two binturongs were taken to Drusillas Park in Alfiston from the Rare Species Conservation Centre in Sandwich, Kent.

The creatures, also known as bearcats, originate from the south-east Asian rainforests where they are threatened by habitat destruction and hunting.

The zoo said the animals, which are the size of large dogs, were settling in.

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