The Genet has a shoulder height of 210mm, however it has small legs in proportion to the body. The body is elongated and is 460mm in length and has a  mass of 1.6kg. The tale is long at around 400mm and has black and white stripes. Their diet is omnivorous including rodents with secondary prey includes birds and snakes but it will also eat fruit. Breeding takes place in the dry season and the litter averages about 3 young and the gestation period for mothers are about 70 days. The young remain hidden in nests made above ground until they are weaned. Genets are solitary and only form groups during the breeding season. It prefers to make forests and woodland it’s habitat. It is found in southern African countries and especially in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana.

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