Animal Size

African civet size: How big do they get?

How big does a African civet get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown African civet (Civettictis civetta) reaches an average size of 79.2 cm (2′ 8″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). During their lifetime of about 28 years, they grow from 318 grams (0.7 lbs) to 12.09 kg (26.65 lbs). A African civet has 2 babies at once. The African civet (genus: Civettictis) is a member of the family Viverridae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

The average adult size of a African civet is  (2' 8

The African civet (; Civettictis civetta) is a large viverrid native to sub-Saharan Africa, where it is considered common and widely distributed in woodlands and secondary forests. It is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List since 2008. In some countries, it is threatened by hunting, and wild-caught individuals are kept for producing civetone for the perfume industry.The African civet is primarily nocturnal and spends the day sleeping in dense vegetation, but wakes up at sunset. It is a solitary mammal with a unique coloration: the black and white blotches covering its coarse pelage and rings on the tail are an effective cryptic pattern. The black bands surrounding its eyes closely resemble those of the raccoon. Other distinguishing features are its disproportionately large hindquarters and its erectile dorsal crest. It is an omnivorous generalist, preying on small vertebrates, invertebrates, eggs, carrion, and vegetable matter. It is one of the few carnivores capable of eating toxic invertebrates such as termites and millipedes. It detects prey primarily by smell and sound rather than by sight. It is the sole member of its genus.

Animals of the same family as a African civet

We found other animals of the Viverridae family:

Animals with the same size as a African civet

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as African civet:

Animals with the same litter size as a African civet

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (2) as a African civet:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a African civet

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a African civet:

Animals with the same weight as a African civet

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Civettictis civetta: