Animal Size

Angolan kusimanse size: How big do they get?

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

A grown Angolan kusimanse (Crossarchus ansorgei) reaches an average size of 32.6 cm (1′ 1″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 700 grams (1.54 lbs). The Angolan kusimanse (genus: Crossarchus) is a member of the family Herpestidae.

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.

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The Angolan kusimanse (Crossarchus ansorgei), also known as Ansorge’s kusimanse, is a species of small mongoose. There are two recognized subspecies: C. a. ansorgei, found in Angola; and C. a. nigricolor, found in DR Congo, which do not have overlapping ranges. It prefers rainforest type habitat, and avoids regions inhabited by humans. It grows to 12–18 inches in length, with a 6–10 inch long tail, and weighs 1–3 lb. Little is known about this species of kusimanse, and there are no estimates of its wild population numbers or status. Until 1984, the species was only known from two specimens from Baringa but are now thought to be quite common in some regions. Threats are probably habitat loss and bushmeat hunting. However, this species is protected by Salonga National Park.

Animals of the same family as a Angolan kusimanse

We found other animals of the Herpestidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Angolan kusimanse

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

Animals with the same weight as a Angolan kusimanse

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Crossarchus ansorgei: