The binturong can kill small animals like ducks by jumping on them.
A scent gland under the tail produces strong-smelling musk oil which is used to mark their territory. The scent resembles popcorn or warm corn bread.
They can make loud howls, low grunts, and hisses and when happy, chuckling noises.
They are also often called a "bearcat."
When cornered, a binturong can be vicious as they unable to walk backwards or turn in an counter-clockwise direction.