Fast Facts About Civets

© Karl Svendsen
Size
1,3 m

Weight
11,25 kg

Lifespan
14 years

Habitat
dense woodland with places to hide and surface water to drink regularly

Gestation
60 - 65 days

Number of young
up to 4

Food
Omnivore. Eats grass, including rumen content of dead antelopes, insects, small rodents, fruit, birds, reptiles, frogs, fish, carrion, invertebrates including poisonous millipedes and snakes like puff adders.

Predators
Lion, leopard, hyena

By Megan Emmett