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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Family:Viverridae
Genus:Genetta
Genus species:Genetta genetta

Animal Characteristics

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

Other Information

Geographic:Southwestern Europe
Africa
Middle East
Date:1958-1988 Subjects:mongoose
Small-spotted genet
Common genet
Genetta genetta
Genetta
Viverridae
Carnivora
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata
Predatory animals