| Latin Name
| Conservation Status
||40 - 45 cms (15.75 - 17.75 inches)
||21 - 25 cms (8.25 - 9.8 inches)
||1.5 - 2 Kgs (3.3 - 4.4 lbs)
| Life Expectancy
Up to 11 Yrs (in Captivity)
Malagasy Civets have a body length between 40 and 45 cms (15.75 - 17.75 inches), a tail length between 21 and 25 cms (8.25 - 9.8 inches) and they weigh between 1.5 and 2 kgs (3.3 - 4.4 lbs).
They are tawny brown in colour with a light coloured underside and they have four rows of dark spots on their back.
Malagasy Civets can be found in the evergreen forests of Madagascar.
Malagasy Civets mainly feed on small rodents, birds, reptiles, frogs and insects.
After a gestation period of 3 months, Malagasy Civets give birth to a single youngster. They are weaned at 2 - 3 months and they disperse at a year old.
There are no subspecies of the Malagasy Civet.
Malagasy Civets are also known as:
Malagasy Striped Civet