Chinese ferret badgers can be found throughout Taiwan, China, southeast Asia, northern Myanmar, northern Vietnam, and northern Laos. They inhabit forested and wooded hillsides, along with open grasslands. The Chinese ferret badger is the smallest member within the badger family. They reach a maximum weight of 3 kilograms, and a length of 30 to 40 centimeters. The main dorsal coloring of the Chinese ferret badger can range from dark chocolate-brown, to fawn-brown, to grayish-brown. The underbelly can range anywhere from white to light orange. Their head is a mixture of black and white markings. A distinguishing feature is the dorsal stripe, which runs as far as the shoulders and then gets thinner toward the middle of the back. The ears, toes, and nose are pink.