Mama Binturong's pelt on her chest are white, while the one on her body, tail, and head are black. Her paws are dark black and her ears are silver and white with furry hair on them. Her eyes are gray and yellow. She also has white whiskers and a mole on her face.
Mama Binturong takes care of a little group of porcupines. If other animals try to hurt them, she defends them, treating them almost like her own children though her caring for them is only to maintain their loyalty to her when truly she doesn't truly care about them at all. Her tendency to gather food and even steal it from other animals has earned her a bad reputation. Many inhabitants of the forest try to avoid having trouble with her, because when she gets mad, she attacks with a hard swipe from her paw, instilling fear in their hearts.
Mama Binturong is madly obsessed with tuliza and will do anything, even steal or hurt others, to keep her precious food just for herself. When Bunga used his stink to make all of her tuliza wither, she is devastated and decides she no longer has any desire for tuliza and instead decides to pursue a new goal in getting revenge on the honey badger.
She first appears hanging upside down on a tree branch and enjoying tuliza while Smun speaks with her and informs her about a bunch of strange animals in the forest talking about her favorite tuliza. She states that if those strangers want tuliza, they can't have it, and if they carry tuliza, then she wants it. She also says Not to Mess with Mama, and she and her porcupines go to meet with these strangers.
She witnesses Makini take a few blossoms of tuliza from the gourds on her Bakora Staff and giving it to Kion. She then orders her porcupines to steal Makini's staff for her, and the moment she got her hands on it, she immediately eats the tulizas in the gourd and returns to her lair along with her porcupines. As Bunga traverses through the Stone Forest to get Makini's staff back, she and her porcupines lie in wait for him. As they battle over the staff, Bunga uses his stink to ruin all of her tuliza and escape. Devastated, she leaves the Forest to go after Bunga, swearing to get vengeance on the honey badger.
After the Night Pride kicks Makucha, Chuluun and Ora out of the Tree of Life and back to the Mountain Pass, they begin to quarrel amongst themselves. Soon Mama Binturong appears and tells them no one wants revenge more than her. Makucha asks who she is, and she tells them her name. Sge also tells them that she's their new leader.