civet cat


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civet cat

[′siv·ət ‚kat]
(vertebrate zoology)
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And to combat spread of the respiratory illness, authorities ordered the slaughter of 10,000 civet cats in Guangdong province after tests linked the species to the virus.
He said the virus was found in the respiratory secretion and faeces of the animals - and called on stringent monitoring of the civet cat trade to prevent more outbreaks.
Responding to a research by experts from Hong Kong and mainland China showing that the viral genetic sequence of the SARS patient in Guangdong is similar to that of civet cats, Yeoh said Hong Kong has banned imports of civet cats or their meat.
Authorities signed death warrants for 10,000 civet cats and related wildlife -exotic southern delicacies suspected as the disease's source.
All they managed to get was one civet cat, an animal which is related to the skunk and whose stink-flavoured flesh is only marginally less disgusting.
Some of the world's most famous perfumes contain extracts taken from wild creatures including the sperm whale, civet cat, and deer.
69/330ml bottle, available at Discount Supermarket, Whitchurch Road, Cardiff The Summer Wine Brewery is based in Holm-firth, West Yorkshire, and makes a range of beers, including this one which includes in the ingredients coffee beans that have passed through the digestive tract of the Indonesian Civet cat.
It was a game that could make you laugh like a jackal or make you cry like a wounded civet cat.
infection in a civet cat (Viverricula malaccensis) Journal of Veterinary Parasitology, 19: 167-8.
Sars, which was discovered in civet cat, a delicacy in China, was also thought to be infected by bats.
According to Weber, the coffee in Icons is carefully selected from the Asian Civet cat, a special Viverridae specie, which only eats the fruit pulp of the best and ripest coffee berries.
3 THE world's most expensive coffee is made with beans that pass through a civet cat.