Masked Palm Civet
An abandoned baby that I heard crying. I called the SPCA and they took it to Kadoorie Farm for rehab. A wonderful hour with this captivating creature. It was not yet weaned and was unable to eat the fruit I tried to offer it. It lapped a little water. Seemingly unafraid of humans so not yet old enough to have learned to fear us. Usually nocturnal the Masked Palm Civet may well have been abandoned or simply become separated from its parents - and surely very recently as it looked in good condition.
I have to add a postscript. with great sadness I learned today that this beautiful civet died of a heart attack in care at KFBG. At least it was well looked after to its early end. Sometimes we don't get the happy ending we want.