Hunting Cape Spotted Genet in South Africa

Genets are slender cat-like animals with a long body

Cape Spotted Genet Characteristics

Scientific Name : Genetta Tigrina
Weight : 1-2kg
Shoulder Height : 20cm 
Breeding Season : September - October
Minimum Rifle Calibre : .22
Hunting Cape Genet In South Africa

IDENTIFICATION : Genets are slender cat-like animals with a long body, a long ringed tail large ears, a pointed muzzle and partly retractile claws. Their fur is spotted. All genet species have a dark stripe along the spine; they differ in fur color and spot pattern.

HABITAT :  found across a variety of habitats that have dense vegetation — including woodlands, savannas, forests.

BREEDING : Gestation is usually 10-11 weeks long, and the female usually gives birth to one to three young.

DIET : Although classified as a carnivore, they are omnivorous and will eat what is most readily available. This can include small mammals — especially rodents, shrews, and bats — birds and their eggs, frogs, millipedes, centipedes, scorpions, and various fruits.



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