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African Genet

African Genet

African Genet


Genets are slender cat-like animals with a long body, a long ringed tail, large ears, a pointed muzzle and partly retractile claws.

Fun Facts
  • Common genet rests during the day inside the hollow trees and dense thicket.
  • Natural enemies of common genets are leopards, pythons, owls and humans.
  • Common genet is solitary and territorial animal. It occupies territory of 3.1 square miles. Territories of animals of opposite sex often overlap. Males mark their territory with urine, females with scent.

Least Concern: Lowest risk; does not qualify for a higher risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.