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Large-spotted Genet

Afrikaans name: Grootkolmuskejaatkat

Large Spotted Genet

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Genetta tigrina

Interesting facts about Genets

The Large-spotted Genet is sometimes called the Cape Genet or Blotched Genet. This small carnivore can be found over much of Africa as far north as Senegal and Somalia.

Large-spotted Genets feed on small food items such as small rodents, birds, insects and scorpions. They may also eat wild fruits at times.

They are a nocturnal species and are likely to be seen singly. They are found in areas with lots of vegetation.

Females normally give birth to 3 young during summer. The young become independent after a year or so.

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References

Field Guide to the Mammals of the Kruger National Park - Author: U. de V. Pienaar et al. - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 77

Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to the Game Parks and Nature Reserves of Southern Africa - 2nd edi - Author: Editor - Alan Duggan - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 418

List of South African Mammals

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