Animal Species

Large-spotted Genet
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Although they are not cats, genets communicate using cat-like vocalizations including purring, mewing, hissing and spitting.

Sponsors
Marti Pastore; In Memory of Homer Brown; Eerie Roller Girls
Habitat
Woodlands, grasslands, scrub forests and agricultural areas in South Africa
Size
Around 22 inches long with an 18 inch tail
Weight
2-6 pounds
Lifespan
Around 9 years
Diet
Reptiles, arachnids, amphibians, birds, fruit and grass.
Reproduction
1-4 kittens after a 65-75 day gestation
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Threats
Humans; predators such as servals, caracals, leopards and even large owls