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African Palm Civet

African Palm Civet Range Map (Africa)
African Palm Civet Range Map (Africa)
Attribution: IUCN, species assessors & spatial data authors

Latin Name Nandinia binotata
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location Africa
Colour Brown
Length -
Tail -
Weight 1.7 - 2.1 Kgs (3.7 - 4.6 lbs)
Life Expectancy


Main Characteristics

African Palm Civets weigh between 1.7 and 2.1 kgs (3.7 - 4.6 lbs).


African Palm Civets can be found in the forests of eastern Africa.


African Palm Civets feed on fruits, rodents, birds, eggs, carrion, bats and insects.




Subspecies of the African Palm Civet are:

Nandinia binotata arborea
Nandinia binotata binotata
Nandinia binotata gerrardi
Nandinia binotata intensa

Interesting Facts

African Palm Civets are also known as:
Two-Spotted Palm Civet

Similar Animals

Banded Palm Civet
Golden Palm Civet
Hose's Palm Civet
Jerdon's Palm Civet
Masked Palm Civet
Owston's Palm Civet
Small-Toothed Palm Civet
Sulawesi Palm Civet


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