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New habitat completed at Virginia Zoo in Norfolk

Friday - 12/20/2013, 3:40am  ET

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- The Virginia Zoo in Norfolk is celebrating the completion of a new habitat for two of its animals.

Officials say the habitat inside of its Asia - Trail of the Tiger exhibit is for two, also known as Asian bearcats.

The male named Rungus and the female named Suzy were introduced this week.

The zoo says binturongs have a shaggy, thick, black coat, tufted ears, bristly whiskers and a prehensile tail. The have a body length of two to three feet, plus a tail of about the same length, and weigh around 30 pounds.

The animals that live in the rainforests of South and Southeast Asia eat fruit, leaves and shoots, small mammals, birds and eggs.


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