Kingdom : Animalia
                     Class : Mammalia
                  Family : Nandiniidae
   Scientific Name : Nandinia binotata

                  Group : Mammal
                 Colour : Black, White, Grey, 
                                 Yellow, Brown, Tan
            Skin Type : Fur
                Size(H) : 43cm - 71cm 
                                   (17in - 28in)

                Weight : 1.4kg - 4.5kg 
                                   (3lbs - 10lbs)
            Life Span : 15 - 20 years
Most Distinctive 
               Feature : Snout with sharp, 
                                 pointed teeth
             Fun Fact : Silitary but gathers 
                                 in groups!
  1. The African Palm Civet’s Species is a with its own genetic group.
  2. They are also known as the Two-Spotted Palm Civet.
  3. They are closely related to Genets, Weasels and Mongooses and are not feline.
  4. Their fur with dark brown spots help them camouflage among the trees.
  5. They are found in eastern Africa and parts of central and western Africa.
  6. They are extremely adaptable and can thrive in various habitats.
  7. They are solitary, tree-dwelling animals which hunt at dawn and dusk.
  8. Though solitary, they gather in small groups to share abundant food.
  9. The African Palm Civets have two sets of scent glands.
  10. The secreted scent is used for marking their territories and in mating.
  11. They mate in May and October every year.
  12. The females give birth to around 4 young ones after a 2-month gestation.
  13. Interestingly, the mother Civet produces a liquid which stains the babies and the mother’s fur.
  14. The mothers produce milk from as many number of teats as their offsprings.
  15. The African Palm Civets are omnivorous animals feeding on small animals and plant matter.
  16. They secretly attack livestock and are seen as pests by farmers.
  17. They have natural predators in large predatory cats and large reptiles.
  18. Humans mainly hunt them for their musk and beautiful fur.
  19. Though far from being extinct, they are threatened by loss of their natural habitat.

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