Also called the small-toothed ferret-badger, the Chinese ferret-badger (Melogale moschata) is tolerant of habitat modification. It distinguishes distinctive mask-like face markings from most other oriental mustelids. It lives in burrows or crevices and is active at dusk and at night. It is a good climber and feeds on fruit, insects, small animals and worms. When startled, it is savage and its anal secretions are foul-smelling.