Large-spotted Genet

Genetta tigrina

A weasel relative, the solitary genet rests during the day high up in a tree or another animal’s abandoned burrow. At night it’s on the move, climbing and leaping from tree to tree in search of small prey. Stalking and pouncing, the genet catches a snack.

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: Night Hunters
lengthLength: 2 to 3.5 ft
weightWeight: 2 to 7 lbs
life expectancyLife Expectancy: 8 to 10 yrs
habitatHabitat: Forest, grassland and scrubland
dietDiet: Small rodents, birds, reptiles, invertebrates, and fruit