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Common Genet

Common Genet

Introduction

Head-Body Length:50-60 cm
Weight:2.04 kg
Identification:The small-spotted genet has a white to brown-gray body with rows of darker spots along its back. The tail has dark bars, and the muzzle is pointed.
Habitat:Semi deserts, scrublands, savannas
Diet:Carnivore: rodents, reptiles, insects, birds
Reproduction:Breeding takes place year-round. After a gestation period of 68-77 days, 2-3 young are born. The young are weaned when they are three months old and are independent at nine months of age.
Genets are found alone or in pairs.
Behavior:Night hours are when genets are most active. They are very good tree climbers.
Status:No special status

Geographic:Southwestern Europe
Africa
Middle East 
Date:1958 – 1988 Subjects: Genetta genetta
Genetta
Viverridae
Carnivora
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata
Predatory animals

KEY FACTS

Name Small spotted genet (Common genet),Genetta genetta
Origin Africa
Size 50-60 cm
Litter Size 2-3 youngs
Life span 8 years in the wild and 34 years in captivity
Reproduction Breeding takes place year-round. After a gestation period of 68-77 days, 2-3 young are born. The young are weaned when they are three months old and are independent at nine months of age
Weight 2.04 kg
Colors yellowish/grey in colour with small, dark spots on their body and stripes on their tail

description of Common Genet

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scientific classification

Kingdom – Animalia
Phylum – Chordata
Class – Mammalia
Order – Carnivora
Family – Viverridae
Genus – Genetta
Genus Species – Genetta genetta

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