The Civet is a small arboreal mammal with black and white stripes and blotches on their coats. These are as unique and distinct as fingerprints on human beings. They are nocturnal creatures and spend most of the day time sleeping. They are omnivorous creatures eating small animals, eggs and vegetation.
Mating occurs during the rainy season because there are a lot of insects for food at that time. Females give birth to one to four young ones and can have up to four litters per year. The young ones stay with the mother for protection and milk for up to two months.
The civet produces a musk (also called civet) highly valued as a fragrance and stabilizing agent for perfume.
The average lifespan of an African Civet is fifteen to twenty years
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