Animal Age

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

What is the maximal age a Masked palm civet reaches?

An adult Masked palm civet (Paguma larvata) usually gets as old as 18 years.

When born, they weight 8.89 kg (19.6 lbs) and measure 80.8 cm (2′ 8″). As a member of the Viverridae family (genus: Paguma), their offspring is 2 babies per pregnancy. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 63.4 cm (2′ 1″).

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 Masked palm civet gets as old as 18 years

The masked palm civet (Paguma larvata) or gem-faced civet is a civet species native to the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. It has been listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List since 2008 as it occurs in many protected areas, is tolerant to some degree of habitat modification, and widely distributed with presumed large populations that are unlikely to be declining.The genus Paguma was first named and described by John Edward Gray in 1831. All described forms are regarded as a single species.In recent times, masked palm civets were considered to be a likely vector of SARS.

Animals of the same family as a Masked palm civet

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

Animals that reach the same age as Masked palm civet

With an average age of 18 years, Masked palm civet are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Masked palm civet

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

Weighting as much as Masked palm civet

A fully grown Masked palm civet reaches around 4.3 kg (9.48 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a Masked palm civet

Those animals grow as big as a Masked palm civet: