Civets are perhaps the best-known members of the Viverridae family. They have a robust body, long legs, and a distinctive long tail. Civets are known for their musky scent, produced by glands near their reproductive organs, which is used in some traditional perfumeries. They are omnivorous, feeding on fruit, small mammals, insects, and eggs. Civets are found in a variety of habitats including forests, savannas, and even urban areas across Asia and Africa.