How to Draw a Palm Civet

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Palm Civet in 6 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

The images above represent how your finished drawing is going to look and the steps involved.

Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Palm Civet.

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How to Draw a Palm Civet - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Begin with the shape of the face, which is a "U" shape. Add the eyes, nose and mouth.

Step 2: Now draw the ears on the top of the head and add some whiskers.

Step 3: Draw a small arch from the back of the head to form the back of the body.

Step 4: Extending from the back, draw a long, curved tail.

Step 5: Draw two front legs. They will be thicker at the top, and taper down into small paws.

Step 6: Draw the hind legs in the same fashion.

Interesting Facts about the Palm Civet

The Palm Civet is primarily found in Asia and inhabits rainforests and jungles, but have also been seen in gardens and parks. Wild Palm Civets are facing habitat loss due to deforestation and the development of palm oil farms. Through all this though, the population is still remaining stable and has not been put onto the Endangered Species list. They are omnivores – eating lizards, frogs, fruit, coffee, insects, and sap. Predators include crocodiles, tigers, and lions.

Did you know?

  • They are also known as “Toddy Cats”
  • They enjoy Figs
  • Kopi Luwak (a coffee) has an additive in it from the poop of the Palm Civet
  • Can weigh up to ten pounds
  • Has a nauseating smell that releases under its tail if it feels threatened.

Lesson Plan Idea – Why would you want to put poop in coffee? What makes it so special? Research Kopi Luwak coffee and learn why. What does it do? Are there any other coffees that do this? Or something similar?

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