Animal Age

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

What is the maximal age a Malayan civet reaches?

An adult Malayan civet (Viverra tangalunga) usually gets as old as 12 years.

When born, they weight 6.09 kg (13.42 lbs) and measure 8.3 cm (0′ 4″). As a member of the Viverridae family (genus: Viverra), their offspring is 1 babies per pregnancy. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 65.7 cm (2′ 2″).

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 Malayan civet gets as old as 12 years

The Malayan civet (Viverra tangalunga), also known as the Malay civet and Oriental civet, is a viverrid native to the Malay Peninsula and the islands of Sumatra, Bangka, Borneo, the Riau Archipelago, and the Philippines. It is listed as “Least Concern” by IUCN as it is a relatively widely distributed, appears to be tolerant of degraded habitats, and occurs in a number of protected areas.

Animals of the same family as a Malayan civet

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

Animals that reach the same age as Malayan civet

With an average age of 12 years, Malayan civet are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Malayan civet

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

Weighting as much as Malayan civet

A fully grown Malayan civet reaches around 7.35 kg (16.2 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a Malayan civet

Those animals grow as big as a Malayan civet: