Animal Age

How old does a African civet get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a African civet reaches?

An adult African civet (Civettictis civetta) usually gets as old as 28 years.

African civets are around 68 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 318 grams (0.7 lbs) and measure 20.6 cm (0′ 9″). As a member of the Viverridae family (genus: Civettictis), their offspring is 2 babies per pregnancy. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 79.2 cm (2′ 8″).

As a reference: Usually, humans get as old as 100 years, with the average being around 75 years. After being carried in the belly of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks), they grow to an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) and weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual.

A African civet gets as old as 28 years

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

Not really brothers and sisters, but from the same biological family (Viverridae):

Animals that reach the same age as African civet

With an average age of 28 years, African civet are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies African civet

The same number of babies at once (2) are born by:

Weighting as much as African civet

A fully grown African civet reaches around 12.09 kg (26.65 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a African civet

Those animals grow as big as a African civet: