Binturongs are small but chunky mammals, a type of civet, and omnivore. Found only in tropical environments, this species from the modern world is known for a very bizarre trait- they smell like Popcorn. Affectionately called “BearCats”, Binturong on the arks are very much the same as they were on our own home- though a little bigger, and for some reason, packing a venomous bite. They likely evolved this with their tough-for-their-size physique in order to fend of their smaller natural predators. Rough and tumble, when tamed, they are affectionate and even lazy pets that are good company. However, many a smart survivor have tamed them for an additional purpose- their strange scent. When tamed, it appears the effects of this strange scent amplify, causing nearby wild creatures to become hungry. This makes it an excellent taming partner!
Color Region 0 - Main Body
Color Region 2 - Chest Pattern, Dorsal Tail Stripe
Color Region 3 - Fur
Color Region 4 - Fur, Paws
Color Region 5 - Fur, Mouth, Ears
Base Stats, Controls, and Abilities
Bite - 15 Base Damage
Binturongs have an AoE buff called "Popcorn Scent", which causes wild creatures near it to lose hunger faster. This makes it a useful taming buddy.
- Binturong can wear hats, albeit they clip through the creature's head.
- Binturongs in real life very much smell like popcorn, hence its primary ability.
- Binturong is a civet, which is a family of elongated modern carnivores on the same side of their family tree as cats, hyenas, mongooses, and linsangs.
- The binturong used to have venom, but this was removed.