More recently, at INDIA, on March 26, 2020, a Malabar civet (Viverra civettina), native to the coastal region of the southwest of that country, carnivorous mammal, was spotted roaming the city of Kerala in this global quarantine caused by the #CHINAVIRUS.
The animal is on the list of critically endangered species by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature / International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources).
It is estimated that the current population of these creatures is about 250 adult individuals. In the early 1990s, isolated populations still survived in less populated areas in southern Malabar but were seriously threatened by destruction and hunting in their habitats.
Spotted Malabar civet... A critically endangered mammal not seen until 1990 resurfaces for the first time in India during lockdown. pic.twitter.com/JX18O9r4zn— Nature & Animals 🌴 (@AnimalsWorId) March 27, 2020