NARRATOR: Hello, Mother Nature.
What are you up to?
MOTHER NATURE: Checking on the binturong.
NARRATOR: What's a beeratong?
MOTHER NATURE: The binturong,
also known as a bearcat,
even though it's not a bear or cat.
NARRATOR: I can see how it looks like both.
MOTHER NATURE: It's an arboreal animal,
which means it spends most of its time living in trees.
It uses its tail for balance to hold on to branches.
NARRATOR: Like a monkey!
MOTHER NATURE: And it can turn its ankles 180 degrees.
That way the claws can grip the tree
as it climbs down headfirst.
NARRATOR: How does it communicate?
MOTHER NATURE: That's the best part.
There are scent glands on the base of its tail
that it uses to mark its territory
or attract a mate.
NARRATOR: Why is that the best part?
MOTHER NATURE: Because it smells like buttered popcorn!
NARRATOR: That's Freaky!