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Yellow-throated Marten

(engl: Yellow-throated Marten)

Humorous hunter

The fearless Yellow-throated Marten is not a solitary creature, unlike other marten species. By hunting in groups, this diurnal predator can capture animals as big as deer, which accounts for half of their food. Even predators such as badgers and raccoons are on the menu of the largest marten species.

Foodie in danger

Yellow-throated Marten are critically endangered. They have a taste for honey and sometimes break open beehives, and in some regions their meat is eaten. But their main threat is loss of habitat due to deforestation.

Buntmarder, Foto: Wolfgang Stolzenberg
Verbreitungsgebiet: Buntmarder
Verbreitungsgebiet: Buntmarder
Scientific Surname Martes flavigula
Order Predators
Family Marten
Size head-till-trunk till 70 cm
Weight till 6 kg
Reproduction gestation period 5 month, 1-5 subadults
Distribution South East Asia
Habitat mixed forests, conifer forests
Food Fruits, Fish, Birds, frogs, mammals
Livestock highly endangered

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