Animal Age

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

What is the maximal age a Malagasy civet reaches?

An adult Malagasy civet (Fossa fossana) usually gets as old as 11 years.

Malagasy civets are around 88 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 70 grams (0.15 lbs) and measure 4.43 meter (14′ 7″). As a member of the Viverridae family (genus: Fossa), their offspring is 1 babies per pregnancy. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 45.7 cm (1′ 6″).

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 Malagasy civet gets as old as 11 years

The Malagasy or striped civet (Fossa fossana), also known as the fanaloka (Malagasy, [fə̥ˈnaluk]) or jabady, is an euplerid endemic to Madagascar.The Malagasy civet is a small mammal, about 47 centimetres (19 in) long excluding the tail (which is only about 20 centimetres (7.9 in)). It can weigh 1.5 to 2.0 kilograms (3.3 to 4.4 lb). It is endemic to the tropical forests of Madagascar. Malagasy civets are nocturnal. It eats small vertebrates, insects, aquatic animals, and eggs stolen from birds’ nests. The mating season of the Malagasy civet is August to September and the gestation period is three months, ending with the birth of one young. The Malagasy Civet is listed as Vulnerable by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Animals of the same family as a Malagasy civet

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

Animals that reach the same age as Malagasy civet

With an average age of 11 years, Malagasy civet are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Malagasy civet

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

Weighting as much as Malagasy civet

A fully grown Malagasy civet reaches around 1.86 kg (4.09 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a Malagasy civet

Those animals grow as big as a Malagasy civet: