The creature that I chose for my future creation is a Binturong which is an ancestor of a Binturong. Binturongs, also known as bearcats live in the canopies of tropical rainforests in Southeast Asia. The hair on binturongs can vary from black to brown with white, silver, or rust on the tips. Binturongs are classed as carnivores but eat mostly fruit.
Since the Binturong lives in a rainforest and is mostly up in trees, their body features would have to change and adapt to the plain flat land and change their diet. The first adaptation they would have to make is having longer legs to make it easier to walk and travel farther distances on land. Another adaptation is to have a shorter tail because it would get in the way of walking. Binturongs would have to minimize their diet to plant shoots, birds, fish, animal remains, and insects.
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