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Large Indian Civet

Large Indian Civet Range Map (S & S E Asia)
Large Indian Civet Range Map (S & S E Asia)

Latin Name Viverra zibetha
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location S & S E Asia
Colour Greyish/Brown
Length 86 cms (34 inches)
Tail 33 cms (13 inches)
Weight 5 - 11 Kgs (11 - 24 lbs)
Life Expectancy


Main Characteristics

Large Indian Civets have a body length of approximately 86 cms (34 inches), a tail length of 33 cms (13 inches) and they weigh between 5 and 11 kgs (11 - 24 lbs).

They are greyish/brown in colour with black and white stripes on their neck and black banding on their tail.


Large Indian Civets can be found in grasslands, scrub and densely forested areas of south and south east Asia. They are solitary and are active at night.


Large Indian Civets mainly feed on insects, small mammals, birds, snakes, frogs, fruit and eggs.


Large Indian Civets can produce up to two litters of 1 - 4 young each year. They youngsters are weaned at around 1 month old.


Humans are predators of Large Indian Civets.


Subspecies of the Large Indian Civet include:

Viverra zibetha ashtoni
Viverra zibetha hainana
Viverra zibetha picta
Viverra zibetha pruinosus
Viverra zibetha zibetha

Interesting Facts

Large Indian Civets are also known as:
Indian Civet

Similar Animals

Malayan Civet
Otter Civet
Small Indian Civet
Large-Spotted Civet
Malabar Large-Spotted Civet


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