Animal Age

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

What is the maximal age a African palm civet reaches?

An adult African palm civet (Nandinia binotata) usually gets as old as 18.5 years.

African palm civets are around 65 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 56 grams (0.12 lbs) and measure 3.8 cm (0′ 2″). As a member of the Viverridae family (genus: Nandinia), their offspring is 1 babies per pregnancy. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 50 cm (1′ 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 palm civet gets as old as 18.5 years

The African palm civet (Nandinia binotata), also known as the two-spotted palm civet, is a small feliform mammal widely distributed in sub-Saharan Africa. It is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List.

Animals of the same family as a African palm civet

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

Animals that reach the same age as African palm civet

With an average age of 18.5 years, African palm civet are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies African palm civet

The same number of babies at once (1) are born by:

Weighting as much as African palm civet

A fully grown African palm civet reaches around 2.17 kg (4.78 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a African palm civet

Those animals grow as big as a African palm civet: