In Malaysia, civet cats are one of the endangered species and strictly protected by the local authority – Department of Wildlife & National Parks Malaysia.
Mr Am found Cinchan injured and caged in a plantation near his construction site. We brought her home.
Cinchan only eats local fruits and some slice of boiled chicken. Her favourite fruits are mango, papaya, banana, watermelon, honeydew, and rambutans. And her most favourite is durian, also known as King of Fruits in Malaysia. She loves fresh milk, and some treats like cookies and nuts.
We kept her for many months and tried to tame her. But a wild creature like her is hard to tame. She bite me a few times while i was feeding her. She also caused some damage to our home, especially our small pets. And believe or not, Momoy lost half of her long tail bcoz of Cinchan :OMG:
So after a few months trying, we decided to let her go.
I still remembered the day. We went to the same plantation we found her to set her free.
Soon after we opened the cage’s door, she walked on the cage, looking at us, and slowly stepped backward. A few minutes later, she ran towards a small hill, stopped for a while, looked at us, then continue running.
It was kinda heavy-hearted actually bcoz we kept her since was much smaller. But for her own sake and to protect her species, i think we have done the best by freed her. Hope she already found her life partner and build a big family by now 😀
Live free, Cinchan..!!