Dog Breeds

African Palm Civet

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Nandiniidae
Genus: Nandinia
Scientific Name: Nandinia binotata
Common Name: African Palm Civet
Other Name(s): Two-Spotted Palm Civet
Group: Mammal
Number Of Species: 1
Location: eastern Africa
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Colour: Black, White, Grey, Yellow, Brown, Tan
Skin Type: Fur
Size (H): 43cm – 71cm (17in – 28in)
Weight: 1.4kg – 4.5kg (3lbs – 10lbs)
Diet: Omnivore
Prey: Rodents, Snakes, Frogs
Predators: Lions, Snakes, Leopards
Lifestyle: Crepuscular
Group Behaviour: Solitary
Life Span: 15 – 20 years
Age Of Sexual Maturity: 2 – 3 years
Gestation Period: 64 days
Average Litter Size: 2
Name Of Young: Pup
Age Of Weaning: 2 months
Conservation Status: Least Concern
Estimated Population Size: Locally abundant
Biggest Threat: Habitat loss
Most Distinctive Feature: Snout with sharp, pointed teeth
Fun Fact: Solitary but gathers in groups!


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