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African Civete

Scientific Name: Civettictis civetta

The African Civetes can hunt small animals and even eat plants and animals normally poisonous to other animals. They kill animals by shaking them violently till the neck snaps.

Where to find the African Civete

The African civet lives in Savanna forests.

How to identify the African Civete

They have short dense fur that is grayish in color with black sports arranged in rows along the body. Usually the legs and 2/3 of the tail may be black but could also be white. 1/3 of the base of the tail is stripped.

The face is solid grey except for a white Muzzle and black marks around the eyes. They have a short mane of 1-4inches in length that runs along the back and becomes erect when frightened.

What the African Civetes Eat

They are omnivorous creatures aided by their 5dight paws with retractable claws and approx. 40 teeth. They can hunt small animals and even eat plants and animals normally poisonous to other animals. They kill animals by shaking them violently till the neck snaps.


The African civet is a nocturnal creature but can be seen during the day on cloudy days or early morning. Their peak hours are before sunset to midnight and during the day they sleep in dense long grass.

They are solitary creatures except during mating season which runs from March – October in East Africa and they produce 2-3 liters yearly.

Liters are produced into a den made by the mother during gestation which usually lasts 8-10 weeks but may stretch to 81 weeks. Young ones as born advanced i.e. can walk by 5 days breast feed to 6 weeks and attain sexual maturity by l year to live a life span of 15 – 20 years.

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