Loving A Musang Named Bindi (ebook)
A photo essay of our rescued Musang or Masked Asian palm civet. The sale of this book will go to creating teaching materials to distribute to local schools to educate them about the musang, which they readily kill as a pest or eat as bush meat. They do not know that several trees in the forest will not grow with having first passed through the digestive system of the palm civet as well as the Palawan bear cats' system. They are not protected an considered common.
The palm civet is most commonly known for creating the most expensive coffee in the world. They eat the ripest coffee berries, excrete the coffee beans less the pulp. The beans are then washed, roasted and sold for up to 100.00 USD per pound. The coffee is known as Civet Coffee, Kapi Luwak in Indonesia, Weasel coffee in Vietnam, and Kape Alamid in the Philippines. The palm civet has created many jobs for farmers in several Philippine provinces and created a world wide market for entrepreneurs.